Getting married at home may seem simple without having to worry about the availability and rental fees of a conventional wedding venue. Don’t be fooled! You’ll need to be committed and very determined. Here are some essential steps to ensure a successful wedding celebration at home.
1. Let your neighbours know about the wedding
While informing them about your special occasion, you may or may not invite them over. But keep in mind that your guests might park at their driveways. So unless you have a designated parking lot for the guests, it’s good to talk about the issue with your neighbours in advance.
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2. Rearrange your furniture
Space is one of the essential things not to be overlooked. Especially during the solemnisation, make sure that there are enough chairs (and space for them) for all your guests. If you plan to use an outdoor space as well, double check the weather forecast or rent a tent. You may need to rearrange your furniture so your guests can stay inside and mingle comfortably.
3. Decide on what to rent
To accommodate a large number of guests, rent tableware, tables, chairs, and other decorative things instead of buying them. You might even want to ask your event rental company about renting an electricity power generator just in case you need portable air conditioners, lights, coolers, and grills.
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4. Match your interiors with the wedding theme
Consider hiring an event stylist, florist, or wedding decorator to make sure that the wedding theme fits well with your home’s colour palette and interior design. Make an appointment at your home and let them know the kind of celebration and feel you’re going for. If on a tight budget, enlist the help of your dearest friends to make DIY decorations.
5. Consider getting a home insurance
Unpredictable events may happen at any given time, so it’s always wise to get your home insured. Since you’re planning to host a wedding at home, it’s the perfect time to get an insurance policy. If you already have a homeowner's insurance policy, ask your agent about increasing your liability limit or adding a policy for extra protection.
This article was done in collaboration with Bridestory.
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Established in April 2014, Bridestory is an inspiring and resourceful online global wedding directory and marketplace that helps to connect wedding professionals and vendors with brides-to-be around the world. On top of that, Bridestory owns one of the world's largest Instagram network for wedding with more than 2 million followers. In partnership with MediaCorp, Bridestory entered Singapore in July 2015 to bring its comprehensive platform to reach more engaged couples in the region. For more information and endless wedding inspirations, visit www.bridestory.com or download the free mobile app from App Store or Google Play.
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