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Memorable Home Wedding Reception

Posted June 18, 2010 by in Wedding Ideas | No comments yet

After the engagement the planning begins . You have a lot of decisions to make in the coming months. One of the first will be : where to have the wedding and reception. If you follow custom you’ll get married in a church or a rented hall but possibly you might prefer the idea of planning a home wedding reception.

Although having a home wedding sounds like an inexpensive way to stay within your budget there is likely to be some unplanned cost. If you are not careful when planning a wedding at home it could end up costing you much more than a traditional wedding. Find that hard to believe ?

5 Things to Know Before Planning a Home Wedding Reception :

1. You’ll Need to Rent Everything for a Wedding Reception at Home

You will have to rent everything and I do mean everything from the chairs to the tent, portable restrooms, silverware, tables, chairs and much more. Should I go on? You get the picture of how expensive it will be to rent everything you need.

2. You Have to Work Hard Planning a Wedding Reception at Home

Then there is the matter of work involved. Not only are you planning a home wedding but you’ll also be responsible for either doing a lot of the work yourself or recruiting volunteers, delegating, scheduling and overseeing all operations. Are you sure you really want to be doing that when you should be meeting with the florist ? If you are a very organized person perhaps you can manage all the planning without losing your sanity but if not, you should rethink your wedding plans.

3. Planning a Home Wedding Reception will Alter Your Home

Your home will have to be transformed long before the wedding day. Can you manage all the activities with your home being in disarray amid the turmoil in the last days of planning? Furniture will have to be moved and stored elsewhere. Your home will need to be cleaned and spotless. Then it has to be cleaned again “after” the wedding. I thought you were supposed to be on your honeymoon? Joking aside there is the expense of hiring someone to clean up the mess. Don’t forget the exterior. Need some landscaping with new scrubs, flowers or plants? Add it to the cost.

4. What Will the Weather Be Like ?

You’ll need a tent for outdoors but what if the ground gets soaking wet and muddy? Things could get messy including your wedding gown.

5. Question to Ask Yourself

Ask yourself WHY do you want to plan a home wedding ? What is your purpose ? Is your reason sentimental or budget focused ? If it’s financial I think you probably already realize that there may not be any savings in planning your wedding at home . Can you REALLY have a wedding reception at home and still  save money? Of course you can save money but it won’t be easy . If your reason is sentimental and you think you can manage the planning and stress of having a huge group of wedding guests then proceed with your wedding plans.

Now that you’ve read this you know a lot more about what is really involved in planning a home wedding reception . When the day has ended may you live happily ever after…after the wedding is over that is !

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