There is no doubt that a person’s wedding is one of the most important days of their life. For this reason, it is important to make sure that you have a perfect plan in place for that perfect day. There will be hundreds of decisions to be made including venue, catering, music, flowers, wedding gowns, tuxedos, alcohol, and the list goes on and on. Therefore, it is important to have enough time to make sure you understand every little detail so that your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life.
When planning a wedding you have basically three choices for a location. You can choose to have your reception at a commercial venue such as a hotel conference room or a community center. You can also choose to have your wedding reception at an outdoor location such as on a beach or at a park. The third alternative is to have your wedding at either your home or at your parent’s home. Each of these choices has a variety of pros and cons but a wedding in a private home has the highest risk of becoming a complete disaster.
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a wedding at a commercial location is that there will not be a need for cleaning up after the wedding. The hotel or the community center will hire people to do this for you. This means that you and your mate and all of your invited guests can simply enjoy the wedding ceremony and reception and then leave afterwards without any further obligations.
Another important thing to consider when having a wedding reception in a private home is the neighbors. Many wedding receptions can go on late into the night and most neighbors do not appreciate loud parties past 10:00 PM. Even if you have an opportunity to warn your neighbors about the upcoming wedding, they shall not appreciate being disturbed late into the evening.
Another key consideration is the guests themselves. When you have a wedding at a hotel location a good portion of the guests will have the opportunity to book a room in the hotel. If a guest consumes a little too much alcohol during the reception then it will simply be a matter of walking to their room. When you have the reception in a private home it will be very difficult to make sure that all the guests have a safe way to drive to their home. This will also be an issue for out-of-town guests who do not have a vehicle to use.
The final consideration about having a wedding reception in a home is the weather. Most home interiors are not big enough to have a wedding reception. Often the ceremony and reception will need to be in the backyard. If it is a beautiful sunny day then there will be no problem but what happens if it is a rainy day? After all of your extensive planning for that perfect day would you really want to rely upon the weather?
Yes, there is no question about it. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and therefore it is critical that you seriously think about the location of your wedding ceremony and reception.…