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Planning on Hosting a Home Wedding? Here's How to Prep Your Home

Lance Cody-Valdez


Having a wedding at home.

Are you planning the final touches to hold your big day at home? If so, by now, you’ll have hired a caterer and skilled photographer to capture your special moments. Before you wrap up your wedding plans, however, you’ll need to take a good look at whether your home is ready and prepared for the celebrations. If you plan on hosting your reception/wedding party at home before or after the ceremony, or if guests will be sleeping at your house, you may need to look for inexpensive, easy ways to add style, comfort and convenience within your four walls.

Here are a few ideas to get started:

Keep your kitchen calm

When guests fill your home, your kitchen will undoubtedly see a lot of use. From breakfast to dinnertime, picking up some convenient gadgets and tools will make life easier for everyone. Find your local party store or shop online to find an affordable coffee maker, slow cooker and other kitchen essentials that could make prepping meals and beverages simpler. Before you purchase anything, look for promotional codes and coupons for larger retail stores. You’ll not only save money with each purchase, your items can also be shipped directly to you.

Update your guest rooms

Wedding Bedroom set up with two white swans made from towels

Wedding Bedroom set up with two white swans made from towels

If you plan on inviting friends and family to stay in your home, take some time to freshen up your guest room/space. To keep your guests comfy and happy, ensure your sleeping spaces will provide adequate rest and relaxation. Fresh sheets and towels should be on hand for guests, so stock up on these necessities. Look for towels that are quick drying, and bedding that will keep your guests cool after they’ve partied. You can save by buying towels and bedding in sets rather than individually.

Make common spaces chic

Living rooms and dining rooms tend to be the go-to spots during gatherings such as home weddings and other celebratory parties. If it’s been a while since your common spaces were updated, now is the perfect time for a change. One simple step is to declutter, to promote wellness and positivity. If you want to update your furniture, but don’t want to overextend your budget, look for decent second-hand pieces at car boot sales, Facebook marketplace, eBay or charity shops—or you could try upcycling some of your own stuff. There are so many hacks you can apply when it comes to overhauling tables, chairs and seating, and you can create unique touches for your home that will fit with your wedding colours/theme.

Enhance outdoor areas

Outdoor wedding setup in green gardan.

Outdoor wedding setup in green gardan.

Whether you plan to host your entire wedding in your garden, or you wish to simply hold some pre-ceremony celebrations, sprucing up your outdoor space(s) should be on your list. Fresh air is a great way to relieve stress, and the sun can provide all the energy you need to get you through your big day. Start by cleaning up your yard and getting grass, trees and plants under control. Use non-toxic methods to get rid of any mosquitos, pests or mess outside, and make sure you include enough lighting to take you into the evening. Consider buying some new patio furniture to enhance the space.

Getting your home ready for your wedding doesn’t have to be stressful or require a big budget. With some simple updates and smart shopping, you can add touches all around your property that you and your guests are sure to love…and which will update your home ready for your new life ahead.

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