Tips To Transform Your Homegrown Wedding Venue

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Planning a homegrown wedding this summer season in your garden may be hard work, but your ideas can come to fruition. Home weddings are the perfect alternative for an outdoor celebration.  But, how do you start with all the wedding arrangements?

To begin with June, July and August are the most popular wedding months of the year. All the same, you want to feel at home in your comfort zone. So, your concept needs a lot of arranging, positive thinking and a completely different creative design. It has to look aesthetically pleasing, breathtaking and appealing.

Not to mention that laying the groundwork shall eat up a huge chunk of your energy and time. Without question, these special big day ideas for your indoors and outdoor garden wedding will be a hit. Here are some practical tips to lighten your load. Keep reading…

Homegrown wedding planning tips

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1. Tighten your belt to find extra cash for your wedding

Whether you have the compulsion to tighten your belt to find extra cash or your respective parents will foot the bill. Create wonder and amazement at your wedding. It’s possible to reinforce your ideas and hold a plush and unique event at your place. By seamlessly combining your ceremony & reception party, you won’t spoil the day. Most importantly, you’ll save some money.

2. Wedding preparation homework

Look at it this way, you want an incomparable wedding combined with fantasy and style. So just, imagine you can create this at home in your front room or garden, surrounded by love ones and friends. Even more exciting you’ll be in your element. But, before you start the enormous undertaking, you’ll need to do wedding preparation homework and finalise a to-do-list.

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3• Get your house in order and obtain a grant of approval

Let’s start with a few home truths; do you have a generously sized home? Does your house qualify as an approved wedding venue? Is your home fire safety up to scratch? Yes or No, then whatever the case you’ll have to obtain a special licence (grant of approval). Afterwards, head over to this creative wedding site for more information about homegrown weddings.

4. Booze, food and a certified celebrant on your premises

Another thing once you’ve got an official certificate to hold your wedding at home. Then, you can arrange a fun interactive ceremony with a certified celebrant. Moreover, during the wedding breakfast you can serve booze and food on your premises. But how much do you ration per guest? For ideas go to

5• Finance the financial side of  your home wedding

Secondly, find out more details about an approved wedding venue licence at your nearest local authority. Acquire about the legal documents, steps and precautions needed for a wedding at your home. Lovingly crafted by you a homegrown wedding is more sympathetic to your big day celebrations.

6• Speculate the costs

Therefore, consider the financial side of things for your indoor & outdoor location. Whether you are budget-conscious or busy estimating the funds needed for a unique approved venue; you’ll need cash. So, speculate the costs and make sure to tie the knot without exceeding your wedding budget. 

7• Avoid wedding planning stress

Thirdly, to avoid any wedding planning stress, take a second look at your home and garden furniture (chairs, tables, sideboards etc).  Do an inventory of what you already have. How many guests are you planning to invite to your soiree? Don’t feel perplexed and make sure you have enough sitting, tables and cutlery available.

8• Create a cosy lounge area and use makeshift party furniture

Let your guests fall in love at first sight with your wedding. And create a cosy lounge area that is comfortable, intimate and inviting. Wedding lounge areas offer a hip, personal and relaxed feel to your event. But, if you don’t have enough stuff. Just ask your neighbours, family or friends if you can use their household items as makeshift party furniture. Or contact a quality events equipment hire company.

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9• Preposition your furniture, mirrors and work out a floor plan

Although you may not have undulating views, breathtaking scenery and a stunning landscape. There is nothing like putting the finishing touches on your homegrown wedding with a little sparkle and shine in the garden. By using mirror decor, you’ll add a bounce of light around your outdoor venue. So, create a realistic floor plan and layout. Thereafter, preposition your furniture and mirrors to enhance your big day theme.

10• Work out the logistics

Work out the logistics for a  floor and garden plan. And deploy a location for every aspect of your special wedding event. Keep the theme of your wedding consistent throughout the house. For instance, remember to bring your garden to the foreground with a stunning altar to add impact. Or else you can use an annex or backyard shed.


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