So the Coronavirus scare has really changed a lot of our plans. Weddings have been postponed, and no one is really sure when they will be able to have the wedding of their dreams that they had planned. But if you're one of those people who is ok with going with the flow and wouldn't mind changing your plans to suit a smaller, more intimate wedding at home, then this one might be of use to you! For starters, it would be easier to pull off after the lockdown is over, and would require much lesser planning! If you're looking for some tips and tricks for that, you're at the right place. But before you go ahead, read these Things To Remember Before You Have A Wedding Event At Home
Be on the same page about it
This not only includes the two of you, but both your immediate families as well. This is a decision everyone needs to be ok with, but yes, primarily the two of you. If you only near and dear ones at the wedding and want to go ahead and throw a bigger Reception later? That works too.
It's at home, still have a budget
We've featured a bride who wore a Sabyasachi for her wedding at home, and we've also featured a couple who planned their entire wedding at home on a budget of 5 lakhs. So whether you want to go all out or keep things in control, take a call together.
Keep it simple-ish
Remember, you are having the wedding at home. So it needs to be simple- or at least simple-ish. Do not over complicate, and keep it as elaborate as you can manage. No point stressing on making things grand- then you might as well have it somewhere else.
Have a lawn or a terrace? Make full use of it!
A garden can be perfect to pull off just about any function at home- from a mehendi to a haldi and even a wedding. Same goes for a big terrace as well.
Consider other homes as well
You can even consider the homes of your other closer relatives, especially if they have sentimental value, like your nanis or dadis. We had a bride who rescheduled her wedding at her ancestral home as her parents had also gotten married there.
Decide on the guest list
Again, this one has to be simple. Either a mehendi, haldi and a small intimate wedding ceremony, or just an exchange of vows- you can't really plan a whole shebang lasting days with loads of functions at home! Keep the guest list also as less and intimate as possible.
Do things that are easy, but look like you've put effort
DIY as much as you can, but not everything!
There are loads of vendors out there who can give you the decor you want at home, so do not stress with trying to DIY everything. Here are some vendors who can help you out, and some hacks given by professional planners. Here are some easy ideas to setup your home for a wedding function.
DON'T sacrifice your Photography & Videography
Since Photography & Videography will be your only thing that reflects your memory in years to come, cutting down in your budget will be a bad idea. Consider engaging 1 photographer and 1 videography if you have budget in your mind.
Well, how often in your life, have you done a professional photo shoot? And what’s the best time for that than your wedding… when you have most probably slaved at the gym for months to be in your best shape, gone for beauty treatments and spent a thousand ringgits or more on your gorgeous wedding?