Planning Your Summer Wedding At Home
Summer is a popular time for weddings. However, it also means that venues are in big demand and it may not be possible to get the location you’re looking for. So what could be more special than hosting your wedding reception at home?
If you have a large garden, a summer wedding on your lawn can be spectacular. The added benefits are:
- Familiarity – you know the location. You can tailor-make your summer wedding to suit your needs.
- Special meaning – an ‘at home’ wedding can be far more personal than a fixed wedding venue. You’ll have a constant reminder of your special day, you’ll feel more relaxed and your wedding will feel like a truly special family event.
- Convenience – Everything is on hand. You won’t have to worry about leaving things behind or changing into more comfortable shoes; just pop up to your bedroom and open the wardrobe!
If you’re getting married in your local parish church you can save on transport and walk to the reception with an entourage of guests behind you.
The most practical solution would be to hire a marquee. You can position it wherever you want: on your lawn or even in a nearby field. Modern wedding marquees are luxurious structures that can be adorned as sumptuously as you wish. Choose a summertime theme with birds, butterflies and flowers incorporated into the decorations.
In the evening, light up the lawns and outdoor areas with flaming torches and lanterns hanging from the trees. Use citronella candles to keep the insects at bay. Hire additional outdoor furniture so guests can also gather outside. Make sure ashtray facilities are available for the smokers.
If your property is large enough, consider hiring an adjacent catering tent and portable toilet facilities. Ensure that parking won’t cause a problem with the locals; a nice gesture would be to invite the neighbours to the evening reception.
British weather is unpredictable so a marquee is perfect for rainy days. Covered walkways and additional matting will prevent you from getting wet and you can have the option of opening up the side walls in warmer weather.
You can organise your event yourself or hire a wedding co-ordinator. Choose a marquee hire company that supplies accessories such as furniture, dance floors, a bar area and lighting.
Marquee Magic provides luxury marquee hire for Summer weddings. We can also supply accessories including outdoor furniture and indoor and outdoor lighting to transform your Summer wedding into a truly magical event. Contact us today for more information.