There is an increasing number of brides and grooms deciding to have their weddings in the comfort of their own home. Not only is this more cost-effective, but it also allows you to have complete control of the process. Wedding venues often have lots of things you aren’t allowed to do, set times you’re allowed to be there, and a set number of people allowed to attend. However, at home, you can do whatever your heart desires and never feel rushed about cleaning up before your time is up. For many people, this option is a lot more relaxing and personal than just choosing a local wedding venue. However, it can be difficult to make the space function as a meeting area, reception, guest quarters, and ceremony location all in one.
Here are our suggestions for quick, easy decorations to make your home space work for you.
Consider Your Space
Your home and yard are only so big and can only hold so many people. If your house is on the smaller side, you might have difficulty fitting all the people and decorations inside. The good news is that a smaller home will generally need fewer decorations than a larger home. Still, you need to take careful consideration of your home’s size before doing any decoration planning. The last thing you want to do is clutter your home with all the decorations you could possibly think of and leave little space for your guests. You might want to estimate the number of guests you’ll have as well, which can help you decide which decorations will work best in your space.
Prepare Your Yard
Unless your house is absolutely huge, your yard is going to be a big asset. Decorating your yard, however, can be a little difficult. You’ll not only have to ensure that everything is coordinated, but you’ll be battling the wind, uneven ground, and maybe even a little rain. Because of this, it is important to keep your yard decorations simple and solid. Banners and twinkling tea-lights might sound like a great idea until the wind starts blowing. We highly recommend renting a tent if your yard is big enough. Not only will the tent itself be a great decoration, but it will provide a break from the wind and sun. Plus, many decorations, such as stringing lights, need something to hand from, which makes the tent a great option.
You might also want to consider building or purchasing an arbor or pergola for the occasion. Professionally built trellises usually cost between $400 and $900 in all, while pre-made versions are more affordable and range between $10 and $100. We also recommends installing a dance floor in one of your tents. Holes in the ground and clumps of grass do not make for an even dancing surface, so getting this add-on can be important.
Focus on Lighting
When you’re on a budget and have little space to work with, it is incredibly important to focus on things that can give you a lot of wow for your buck. For instance, lighting is a great way to accent what decorations you do have and make the space look more inviting as a whole without having to spend tons of money on decorations. You could try lighting up trees, especially if you have quite a few in your backyard. Or, you might even consider hanging string lights from your rented tent or in between trees. These lights are extremely affordable, but they can give the space a fairy tale feel and make it look like you did a lot more decorating than you really did.
Planning a wedding at home can be stressful, especially if you don’t know where to start. Try some of these decoration tips to give your wedding some spark without spending tons of money.
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Author: Alice Roberson
Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.