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How to Host Your Wedding at Home

by Staff

There are so many benefits to hosting a wedding in the privacy of your own home: A sense of familiarity, undeniable charm, and unique sentiment makes for a day that’s original and noteworthy. Invite your loved ones into a space that holds some of your most cherished memories—as a child, an adult, or both—because nothing says love like a wedding with a “home sweet home” welcome mat. Since residences are rarely suited for events and large gatherings, private homes need considerable attention when it comes to finalizing logistics like lighting, parking, and additional rentals.

Depending on the size of your home—and that of your guest list—it’s important to consider factors like catering, landscape design, ceremony setup, and décor. For example, for larger homes built with a significant number of hosting rooms, the need for an outdoor tent might not be as necessary, whereas, for a more intimate setting, the use of a backyard tent might prove useful for added space.

Finding the balance between wanting to highlight the unique features of your humble abode and adapting the space to your unique aesthetic is something that some of the industry’s best planners, photographers, florists, and caterers have mastered. We reached out to these masters of all-things wedding to gain some insight on throwing the perfect private home bash.

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