Planning a wedding at home

Planning a wedding at home

Photography: Oliver Jones Photography

Are you considering planning a wedding at home? Planning a wedding can be stressful enough, but planning a wedding at home can be even more overwhelming. However, with the right tips and guidance, it can be a beautiful and intimate way to celebrate your special day with your loved ones. As a wedding planner, I’ve put together some top tips for planning an at-home wedding that will help make the process a little smoother and less stressful.

1. Start Planning Early

When it comes to planning a wedding at home, the earlier you start planning, the better. This is because there are more logistics to consider when hosting a wedding at home, such as the space, the permits, the rentals, and the suppliers. Give yourself enough time to plan, research and organise everything you need. This will give you plenty of time to handle any unexpected issues that may arise.

2. Create a Budget

Creating a budget is essential when planning any wedding, but it’s even more important when planning a wedding at your home. You’ll need to budget for everything from the marquee, furniture,  catering to the toilets and décor. Make sure to take into consideration any unexpected costs, such as additional rentals or permits.

3. Consider Your Guest List

One of the biggest advantages of having of planning a wedding at home is the ability to have a more intimate guest list. Consider the size of your space and what feels comfortable for you and your partner. Remember that an at-home wedding can be more casual and relaxed, so don’t feel pressured to invite everyone you know.

Planning a wedding at home

Photography: Oliver Jones Photography

4. Rent Everything You Need

When planning a wedding at home, it means you’ll need to rent everything from tables and chairs to the Marquee and catering tent to lighting. Consider renting from a reputable company that can provide everything you need. They’ll be able to help you choose the right equipment and make sure everything is delivered and set up correctly.

5. Hire recommended Suppliers

When it comes to hiring suppliers for a wedding at home, it’s important to choose those who have experience working in this type of environment. They’ll be able to handle any unexpected challenges that may arise and make sure everything runs smoothly.

6. Hire a Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding at home can be a lot of work, from experience, they take many more hours to plan, so don’t hesitate to hire a wedding planner to help you. A wedding planner can help you with everything from choosing the right supplier to coordinating the logistics of the day. They’ll also be able to handle any unexpected issues that may arise, allowing you to enjoy your special day.

Planning a wedding at home

Photography: Emily Rose photography

7. Make Sure You Have Proper Permits

Before planning a wedding at home, make sure you have all the necessary permits and permissions from your local authorities. Depending on your location, you may need permits for things like parking, noise, and the use of outdoor spaces. Make sure you obtain all the necessary permits well in advance to avoid any last-minute surprises.

In conclusion, if you’re asking you’re asking yourself how to plan a wedding at home, it requires a little extra work, but it can be a beautiful and intimate way to celebrate your special day. Remember to start planning early, create a budget, rent everything you need, hire professional suppliers, consider your guest list, and make sure you have proper permits. And don’t forget to enjoy every moment of your special day!

Planning a wedding at home

If you would like to hear more about the services I offer, and how I could help you plan your wedding at home, I would love to hear from you.  You can contact me here or email me at hello@clairedomonteweddings.co.uk