Hot in 2010 – Weddings at Home
If it were up to me I would have loved to have our wedding at home in my parents house but unfortunility due to a flood this time last year its not possible.
So what’s involved in orgainising a marquee wedding that you can’t have in you parents home…..
Think about how much you want to spend. You might be able to save between now and the wedding but don’t forget that you will have to pay deposits on everything and most places want 50% . Some of you might be lucky enough to have parents that want to help out money wise. If you do, maybe its best to have the money conversation sooner rather than later but be gentle and make it clear that any help is appreciated no matter how big or small the number.
With a budget in mind you must find a venue. There are a million country homes and estates dotted around the country or maybe you might prefer to rent a field from a local farmer or better still you might be lucky enough to be able to have the wedding at your parents home. Regardless of where it is going to be all points apply. Don’t forget to try your hand at getting the rental price down.
Find a caterer, marquee company, furniture supplier, bar company and a band. I would spend some time shopping around and testing carters food. Don’t hire someone unless you’ve seen them in action. Carters are glad to whip up some testers for potential clients and bands are happy to let you come along to a gig and check them out. Marquee companies and furniture companies usually have a website to check out their stock. Once you have all these booked things aren’t looking too bad….
In regards to the marquee, don’t forget to talk to the company about the flooring, lighting and dance floor. Also, depending on numbers you might need a generator and extra toilet facilities. Usually the marquee people can get these for you.
You will need to organise centre pieces for the tables and make sure that either the caterer or furniture people are providing table settings and table cloths.
Don’t forget to look after your guests. If your venue is in the countryside maybe hire a taxi or mini bus for the night and have a list of b&b’s around the area for your out of town guests.
Ok so the venue, food and entertainment are organized……….. what’s next?