There is nothing more intimate for a wedding than a micro home wedding. Small and intimate is sometimes the best way to celebrate.
A home wedding, is a wedding ceremony and celebration that takes place in a private residence, such as a house or backyard, rather than a traditional wedding venue like a church, banquet hall, or hotel. We’ve had the pleasure of capturing other couples with this idea on a larger scale recently with Sam and Eric’s wedding.
Many couples choose to have house weddings for various reasons, including a more intimate and personal setting, cost savings, and the flexibility to customize the space according to their preferences.
Anne and Steve decided this was the type of celebration that fit the wedding they wanted and in order to keep it even more personal and intimate, they opted for a micro home wedding. To top it off, some of their guests didnt even know it was a wedding! They assumed it was just another holiday party.
They had their ceremony in their lovely home among a handful of guests, officiated by Anne’s best friend, streamed the ceremony for those who couldn’t attend, then afterward, had Chef Terri with X catering provide a personalized seven course meal!
Sometimes small and simple is the absolute best way to have a wedding and this holiday party turned wedding was a perfect example.
Tips for planning a home wedding
- Space Planning: Assess the available space in your home and yard to determine if it can comfortably accommodate your guests. Consider factors like seating arrangements, dance floor space, and dining areas.
- Permits and Regulations: Check local regulations and requirements for hosting events at home. Some areas may have restrictions on the number of guests, noise levels, and parking.
- Logistics: Plan for logistics such as parking, restrooms, and accessibility. If your home is not large enough to accommodate all your guests, you may need to rent a tent or use outdoor spaces.
- Decor and Ambiance: Enhance the existing decor of your home or yard with wedding-themed decorations. Consider lighting, flowers, and other elements to create a festive atmosphere.
- Weather Contingency: If part of the celebration is outdoors, have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. Renting a tent or having an indoor space available can be a good contingency.
- Vendor Coordination: Coordinate with your wedding vendors, including caterers, florists, and photographers, to ensure they are familiar with the space and any logistical challenges.
- Neighborhood Courtesy: Inform your neighbors about the event and ask for their understanding. Consider factors like noise levels and parking to maintain good relations.
Thanks to the vendors:
Coordinator: Lisa Hanh, Lead Planner
The Simply Elegant Group
Catering: Chef Terry
Decor/Flowers: Revel and Flourish
Rentals/Bartending: Hire a host firstname.lastname@example.org