The wedding of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a fortune. From hosting guests instead of renting hotel rooms to having a wedding in your backyard, the advantages of using your own home in your wedding plans can be endless. However, you will need to take some steps to make sure your home is ready for any guests or activities. Circle of Love shares some simple budget-friendly ways you can put your home in order before your special day arrives.
Whether you will be hosting wedding guests or hosting your actual wedding, the outside of your home will be what makes the first impression. Make sure it’s a stylish one by taking some time to tend to your yard and outdoor spaces. You can easily add colour with potted flowers and plants, to go along with your wedding theme and colours. If you want to add some serious style to your outdoor areas, consider having an arbour or pergola installed or your special day. As you make improvements to your outdoor space, make sure to keep track of any modifications. Certain home enhancements could raise the value of your home should you ever decide to sell.
No matter how big or small, planning a wedding will likely take up a lot of your time. If you plan on hosting guests at your house you will want to make sure it is as clean as can be. You can do a deep cleaning well ahead of your wedding and then stick to a regular cleaning schedule to keep things tidy. You could also think about allowing room in your budget to hire a cleaning service to do a one-time deep cleaning, or schedule a few cleanings while you are busy planning your wedding festivities.
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, so consider working with a wedding planner who can guide you every step of the way. From suggestions on what to clean, change or even update, a wedding planner can help you make your home look amazing in time for your big day.
If you have friends and family members coming in from out of town, you may want to host them in your home. You can get your guest rooms looking and feeling their best without spending a lot of time or money in a few simple steps. You should make sure all beds have fresh sheets but also think about adding some small touches that can make a big difference in making your guests feel right at home. Put out some clean towels on the beds and make up a basket of goodies and include travel-sized toiletries.
Chances are, your wedding festivities will take up a lot of your and your guests’ time. You may have already figured out ways to save on any food or entertainment for your wedding, but you will also need some ideas for those times and meals in-between events. Be prepared by stocking your kitchen with plenty of self-serve and quick meal options for all of your guests, like cheeses, veggies, fruits, and non-alcoholic beverages. To keep your family and friends entertained, you can plan some fun activities during downtime and non-wedding days. You may also want to pick up some brochures on local attractions, such as wineries, museums, and nature trails, so your guests can entertain themselves when you are busy or away.
Hosting guests and activities in your own home during your wedding can be a great way to save on expenses. Getting your home ready shouldn’t break the bank either, as long as you focus on a few important details first. Keep your home beautiful and clean, keep your guests comfortable and fed, and keep your focus on enjoying your big day!
Do you need help planning for your big day? Get in touch with Circle of Love for assistance with wedding planning. We handle all types of weddings, and you can reach us via phone at 0418 960 937.