At Your Home (Or Someone Else’s)
A home wedding probably doesn’t seem like the most out-of-the-box idea. However, the pandemic led many couples to pivot to intimate home weddings, and you won’t believe what they came up with!
First off, a small wedding means more time to converse and celebrate with the most special people in your life—it doesn’t mean missing out on luxury! In fact, an intimate wedding with a small guest list gives you more opportunities to get creative. Do you want to hire a band to play a private set on a backyard stage, serve a locally-sourced farm-to-fork meal, or host an elegant garden wedding at an upscale Airbnb? With the money saved on venue fees, you can make your most luxurious dreams a reality.
Of course, transforming a house into a wedding venue comes with plenty of work of its own. Most things you can rent but you may need updates to landscaping, outdoor lighting, and patios and decks in preparation for an outdoor wedding or touch-ups to your home’s interior for a picture-perfect indoor ceremony. Whatever improvements you make, tuck the receipts into your wedding binder. You’ll want to file these with home expenses later so you can quantify home improvements when eventually selling your home.