Your wedding is a big day and you want to ensure that it is perfect. You should not only look for the perfect wedding venue, you also need to consider where you are going to hold the reception. Some couples opt to have the reception at a specialised wedding reception venue or functions centre, but this is not an option for everyone. If you want something more intimate, you should consider holding your wedding reception in your home. However, you need to consider if it is viable to hold your reception in your home.
Being Realistic About The Space
Before you decide to have your wedding reception in your home, you need to be realistic about the number of guests and the space that you have available. If you have a small back garden, you will not be able to accommodate a large number of guests. Additionally, if you are going to open the house to the guests, you need to consider how much space you have and if you have enough seating.
It is not only the number of guests that you have to consider when looking at the space. A reception will generally have food and drinks along with music for entertainment. You are going to need to have enough space to accommodate catering and entertainment.
Fixing Up Your Home
Another consideration of holding your wedding reception in your home is that you need to fix up your home and garden. If you will not have the time to do this, you might want to reconsider holding your reception in your home. Some of the aspects of your home you need to look at are the flower beds, the lawn and the areas in the house which will be open to your guests.
You will need to ensure that your lawn has been tended and that your garden is looking its best. The reason for this is the fact that wedding photographs are taken during the reception and you do not want these lasting memories to be in a poorly maintained area. You also do not want your guests to leave thinking that your home is poorly maintained either.
Is There Accommodation Near?
Something that many people forget when planning their wedding reception in their home is where their guests will go after the reception. Unless you have a large estate, your guests will not be able to stay with you. This means that you need to ensure that there is accommodation close to your home which your guests will be able to get to.
Having accommodation that is easy to get to is important because it is likely that your guests will have been drinking during the reception. You do not want them to have to travel very far after some drinks. Additionally, you do not want to have people crashing on any available surface of your home.
While it is possible to hold your wedding reception in your home, you need to carefully consider this. Not all homes will be suited to holding a reception and your home could be one of them. Sometimes forking out a little extra money for the convenience of using a reception venue is the best option.