How to Have a Soul Satisfying Home Wedding
There are reasons beyond budget to hold your wedding in your home or the home of a loved one or great friend. For many people, home really is where the heart is, as the old saying goes. A home wedding can be soul-satisfying because if done well, it can bring a deep feeling of satisfaction that you’ve started your new life with your beloved emphasizing the importance of home and family.
Here are some things to think about in deciding whether to wed at home or at a venue:
What rental items (chairs, tents, lighting, etc.) will you need for the size wedding you want? Will you end up spending more on your own rentals than you will for a professional venue that already has the items?
From the photographic point of view, are there places within the home or lawn that will make good backgrounds? Gardens are great if they are weeded or if enough flowers are in bloom. Look at all the spaces in your home and yard that might be used for photography with a critical eye.
If the wedding or reception is to be held indoors, is there available natural light? Natural light is the secret to the most beautiful wedding photos.
Is there enough space so that the guests are not too close to the wedding couple during the ceremony?
Remember also, that this is one day in your wedded life. There are hopefully years and years to come. Don’t buy furniture or do renovations that are expensive for this one day, unless you and your betrothed love them.