As we discussed a few months back, home weddings can be fantastic! But they are complex events with lots of moving parts. Our team of wedding planners have planned numerous home weddings over the years, from intimate affairs to soirees for 400+ on land where we build the “venue” from scratch. We are excited to share some tips, tricks and best practices when it comes to planning a home wedding. We’ve broken this into a three-part series, and this second installment gives you our top five do’s when it comes to home weddings and particularly, receptions.
3. Plan your space well – This is when having a pro by your side is exceptionally helpful. Wedding planners and caterers have a lot of experience laying out event space and mapping out flow. You’ll want obvious entrances and exits, and you’ll want your bars, cake tables and any food stations to be in ideal locations that work best for the space. You will also need plenty of space for the caterer and staff to set-up, prep, stage, store and more. This space should not be adjacent to but near the action – and they will need power, lighting and water, too!