The coronavirus pandemic has made plenty of couples around the world to cancel or postpone their weddings, even to the point of scaling down their ideas and plans of tying the knots at home. Some of you may have planned your wedding at the beach or overseas but instead chose to exchange vows on the same at their own home with a limited number of family guests.
A lot of people think about the well-being and safety of their family and friends, so it would only make sense to go through with the intimate wedding even if you didn’t really plan for it. There are more important things going on in the world, you will realize this. Remember, there will always be time for celebration.
So, if you’re planning for the best yet simple intimate home wedding, we’re here to help you out with some ideas and tips! Get your wedding coordinator ready and make sure you take some notes.
1. Plan and Decide First
One of the important things you are having as you have your intimate wedding, you are saving more money. However, you need to remember that there are plenty of things to consider prior to committing to this type of idea. Ask yourself first, do you and your parents have a backyard that’s huge enough for your wedding? Answering this question can determine the guest list and about the type of reception you wish to have. Of course, since the pandemic is far from over, make sure you have everyone get tested negative for the COVID-19 virus if you plan on hosting your ceremony and reception in the backyard to use more space.
2. Acquire Necessary Permits
A lot of cities and towns require residents permits for big gatherings at homes. There are local noise ordinances that are able to restrict how late couples are allowed to play loud music. However, there are other ways to keep your party going past curfew. You may consider using silent discos with headphones. Yes, some event production company have this for parties and other celebrations. Amazing, right?
Moreover, verify with your municipality and with your property manager if it’s an apartment building about what are the regulations are for doing events at your home.
3. Have a Theme
Even if you’re having your wedding at home only, make sure you theme it. Most people love to be invited to a lovely garden wedding. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a backyard reception, you can consider elements that are aesthetic to the eye. You may decide closely with your spouse and wedding coordinator if the yard would look great in vintage or rustic style. Or would it be charming or playful? Every theme has its own type of flowers, chairs, lanterns, centrepieces, or even linen.
4. Use and Rent a Tent
This part is optional since it will depend on your backyard layout. A tent is surely helpful for your big day in case it rains and wet weather comes your way. Most importantly, if your wedding will be in the morning or afternoon, your guests would appreciate a much need shelter from the scorching sun or a light breeze.
And if you want a little privacy, we recommend that you go for tents, whether it’s a big or small backyard wedding.
5. Keep the Bugs Away
Remember insects, ticks, and mosquitoes are not invited to crash your party. The best way to keep them away is to use insecticide. You can hire professional companies to spray your place ahead of time to kill any bugs or somehow lessen their number. You don’t want these creatures to show up on your special day. If your spouse is sensitive to mosquito bites, and you don’t want your guests to end up scratching the whole event, you need to spray your property at least three times before your wedding.
6. Party Must be Well-Lighted
If the wedding is outdoor and it’s at night, lighting is crucial. An evening outdoor wedding will require a well-lit property so your photos will turn out beautiful even if they are shot at night. Try exploring many options that are available like string lights, chandeliers, lanterns, and the like. Also, don’t forget to rent a generator. The power from the band and the lighting that is used can be a huge drain on your house than to how it’s used before. Never risk losing power on your wedding day.