Essentials For A Home Wedding

November 14, 2014

Whether you’re hosting your own wedding at home, or just entertaining the idea, there is no denying that it’s both tiring and rewarding at the same time. You have the freedom to personalise everything for the big day, but it can also feel a little overwhelming if you’re unsure of where to begin. We’ve compiled a list of just a few essentials for a home wedding that every couple needs to enjoy their big day.

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Work with your partner to focus on the areas which you want to splurge on, and others which don’t require much attention. Whether it’s the food, wedding dress, or even the photographer, it’s always good to plan ahead when it comes to budgeting your wedding.

Give warning

Your neighbours need a little warning – especially if your wedding plans to carry on into the early hours of the night. A week before the wedding is set to happen, let them know of your plans (especially if they plan to be using heavy machinery or renovating their home.

Confirm catering

If you are planning on having a bigger wedding and need a caterer, invite them into your home so they can familiarise themselves with your kitchen. They will let you know whether they require more space, or if they should bring some of their own equipment on the big day.

Chairs and tables

Make sure you have more than enough chairs and tables for your reception. Always have a few spare, just in case some more guests show up later on in the evening.


While you probably don’t want your guests constantly entering and exiting your home every time they go to the bathroom, it’s important to set up an alternative option (preferably more than one, and ideally outside).


Just in case the weather turns and rain is on the agenda, make sure you have a back-up plan for the poor weather. Renting a cover or gazebo should be an important factor when budgeting your wedding. There’s nothing worse than guests complaining about the cold and rain on your wedding day!

Do you have any tips for an at-home wedding?

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