If you are thinking about enjoying a wedding at home then it’s an incredible way to save money and appreciate your own beautiful surroundings. 

As with every wedding you want it to run as smoothly as possible so we have created this guide to help you on your way!

 

Tip One: Think about your guestlist…

Are you wanting to have 100 guests but your garden is barely capable of seating 10? We’re sorry to tell you but a garden wedding might not be for you! You need to take into account the space required to seat everyone as well as how they will get there, where they will park and if you need to ask your neighbours permission first.

 

Tip Two: Look after your garden…

Does your garden look absolutely stunning most of the time but needs a lot of regular maintenance? It might be worth considering a gardener in the run up to your big day. With a wedding at home you want it to look it’s best, but you also don’t need the added stress of looking after it in the days and weeks before your special moment.

 

Tip Three: Ask for help…

A wedding at home is incredible but it can also become a lot of work. Wedding coordinators have a wide range of experience and will be able to help you from the very beginning of your planning right through to on-the-day coordination. If you don’t want someone involved from the beginning, then hiring a wedding coordinator for the day is a great way to help you ease some of the stress, so you’re able to relax and enjoy everything you’ve worked so hard for. 

Tip Four: Let’s think food…

Catering a wedding is hard enough let alone a wedding at home! Outdoor caterers will be experienced in helping you with this kind of event, whether you are wanting a full sit down meal, grazing station or bbq catering, they will be able to advise on the amount of space and equipment they need so you can enjoy every mouthful on your big day.

 

Tip Five: Get your suppliers over…

It’s so important for a wedding at home that all your suppliers are aware of access, power and any limitations that your garden might have. Ensure they visit at least once before the event so they have a clear idea of what will be needed on the day. One less thing for you to stress about!

 

Tip Six: Choosing your marquee size and style…

If your garden has lots of open space perhaps you want to be welcomed into a beautifully decorated marquee or maybe your garden is full of stunning flowers and shrubs that you want to be able to appreciate with a clear sided structure? We can discuss with you the finer details and the space requirements to ensure you, your guests and your suppliers have ample space on the day.

Tip Seven: The fantastic British weather…

Outdoor events are so reliant on the weather that you must take this into consideration! You don’t want guests to have to walk a mile to the bathroom if it’s absolutely pouring with rain, equally you don’t want people to have no coverage if it’s a glorious hot day. Working closely with your suppliers will help you to create a wedding at home that will be amazing no matter the weather!

 

Tip Eight: Spend a penny…

Yes, we’re going to talk toilets! Your family bathroom might be enough to handle 15 guests at Christmas but think realistically about whether you should hire extras for your special day. Personally, we suggest keeping the family bathroom for the happy couple and then hiring some luxury loos to suit your guests. 

 

Tip Nine: Ensure you are insured…

We don’t like to think of these things but accidents do happen. Be sure you check all of your suppliers are insured correctly, but it is also worth speaking to your home insurance company to see if you require any additional cover for the day.

Tip Ten: Let someone else do the cleaning…

There will be lots of people to-ing and fro-ing in and out of your house and garden when you host a wedding at home. The last thing you want to be doing on your first day as a married couple is cleaning up and straightening out your home so consider hiring a professional company to do the job for you so you can relish in finally seeing your outdoor event come together and being the new happy couple!

 

We love working with you to create your dream day so if you need advice on hosting a wedding at home or you are looking for a wedding coordinator then get in touch with us through our Contact Us page now.

We can’t wait to work with you!