Today, weddings come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are weddings in large churches with over 300 guests, there are weddings overseas that take place on beaches with only your nearest and dearest in attendance. One style of wedding that is becoming increasingly popular is the at-home wedding. A small, simple service that is being seen as an increasingly favorable option. If you are thinking about an in-home service then we have some tips for you on how to decorate.
Whether you have chosen an in-home wedding because you want to save on cost, because you want to have an intimate setting or some other reason, we are here to help. There are some simple and easy steps to take that will transform your home into the perfect wedding venue.
The most important item
A white aisle runner is vital for an in-home service. While many weddings may skip this runner, once it is in the home it becomes essential. It shows the bride where to walk, partitions the group in attendance and directs attention to the alter. Without the runner, you may find that people will stand wherever they like and you risk losing your aisle quickly after (or possibly before) the service. Use a white aisle runner as a market of position and elegance.
Whatever space you have decided to use for your wedding ceremony use a lot of flowers. This will be the most expensive part of the wedding setting but it is worth it. You can use large plants and flower arrangements to completely transform the alter and surrounding area. Having the flowers here will draw your guests’ attention to the front and give the room a magical feel. Try to match the color of the flowers to the wedding theme to give your wedding that extra pop.
Ribbon is your friend
You will be amazed at what you can achieve with some ribbon. You should start by creating small bows for the back of the chairs. If you feel this is too much then a ribbon at the back of each chair that is on the side of a row will be perfect. Then use ribbon to create streamers overhead. Use these ribbons to create a makeshift canopy over the altar or wherever the vows are being shared. We recommend using a white ribbon and one other subtle color to really make the location beautiful.
Whether it is your wedding or not, fairy lights make everything magical. For your wedding be sure to hang fairy lights wherever you can to give your wedding that beautiful look. Add candles to the tables as well to really make it a stunning and romantic setting. Of course, make sure that the candles are in a safe place and that they are not close to any flammable fabrics or that children can’t reach them.
These simple decorations can show you just what a beautiful location your home can be for a wedding ceremony. Many people who don’t even have budget constraints are starting to choose their home more and more. The price that locations charge is incredibly high and they see so many wedding ceremonies that they often lack a personal touch. By taking charge of the wedding ceremony and hosting it in your home you ensure that it will be a special day for you and yours. If you are worried about managing it on the day then ask a relative to be the wedding organizer on the big day as you will be otherwise occupied. An at-home wedding is a beautiful choice of wedding location and only growing in popularity.