Are you one of those people with a picturesque home with beautiful landscaping or a huge back yard that is lying idle? You may want to consider your home as a unique wedding venue that will beat any other venues that you may have found.
Even if it is not for your wedding, you should consider hiring it out to couples for a decent price. Here are some pointers on how to make this happen.
Maximize on the space
If you have a wide pool in the compound, you might feel as if it is taking up too much space that would rather be useful. However, the area around the pool can easily be converted into the ceremony area or a dance floor.
A temporary perimeter fence around the area closest to the pool will help in avoiding accidents; otherwise you can opt to cover the whole area using a pool cover and use the pool area for something else.
Provide Proper Lighting
Lighting is an important aspect in creating the kind of ambience that you want for your wedding.Whether you plan on having an afternoon or evening reception, you need to think about lighting. Regular light bulbs may not be sufficient for the whole lot of tents on the whole compound. As such you’ll need to come up with new ideas on how to make the place look as magical as it can be.
Candles can create a romantic atmosphere but you need to ensure that they are well shielded from the wind. Pin spot, color wash, gobos or LED lights can be used to uniquely create a suitable reception. A good lighting designer should advice on what will work best based on the venue set up. However, you should make sure that they pre-test the lights days before the wedding.
Decorate your location
It is always great to be creative at the reception. Knock yourself out creating a back drop that will stand out on your special day. How about an arch way or an isle of wedding flowers? Go out of your way to create a lasting impression for your wedding day. Brief your wedding planner and help them in making this dream a reality.
Prepare the Indoors
While the wedding may exclusively be an outdoor affair, you cannot forget to prepare the indoors. The bride or even the other guests may need to use the bathroom to freshen up. Create a lounging area for mums who may need to nurse their baby or anyone who may want to take a break. Leave the bedrooms free for any such eventuality. You never know who will need to use the space.