Has anyone done their wedding in their home, not in the backyard

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’ve been to one that was the ceremony in the yard, and reception in the house. It was really awkward. But they didn’t have enough seats and it was a really small space. No one was really comfortable to do anything.

I think it could be nice if it was done right.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We got married on my mom’s deck at her home in lake arrowhead California. We had our reception inside the house. We had removed all of the furniture and put up 6 tables plus our sweetheart table. We had about 40 guests. We just had dinner, a first dance (out on the deck), an cut the cake. It was a very simple, but nice wedding. I wouldn’t have changed anything about it, it was very intimate and low-key.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re getting married on the dock of my FI’s family’s house, with a restaurant reception, but our rain plan is to have the ceremony in the living room.  It’ll be tight, but it’s only for a short time.  We’re having 28 people including ourselves.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I went to one at my friend’s house. They got married in the living room and it was kind of just like “Hey everyone look, we’re getting married now!!” and after that it felt more like a regular party. But they didn’t have chairs or anything set up, very casual.

I like the idea of a wedding in a home, but not guests-sitting-on-the-floor-style.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Britney Spears did. You could probably find the video of it (I remember seeing it on MTV or something maybe).

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@gsdlover32:  We didn’t have any issues with that, but I would suggest looking into it for your area!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing a small intimate ceremony with 30 people at my Mom’s house on the back deck with the chuppah poles in white planter boxes with flowers (and then the chuppah canopy above us). There will also be white planter boxes with flowers along the deck.

If for some reason there’s bad weather (knock on wood!), all of the livingroom furniture will be removed (well in advance) we’ll move the ceremony inside.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It could also be because of the space available inside the home. If you have ample space and you can make the space the way *you* want it for a ceremony — planning for the ceremony to (primarily — not secondarily) be inside is awesome too 🙂 Heck, I’d pictures would be lovely with the white from the snow (if there’s snow), etc etc.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Young House Love blog did theirs in their yard. It was lovely. My first wedding was very small and at home. It’s a lovely tradition and it seems like peoples homes are so large now why not?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@gsdlover32:  MEEEEE!!!

I just got married in January and we had our ceremony and dinner reception here in our home.

we were in the middle of a move; so the main floor of the house we kept completely empty.

Rented in chairs which we sat up “in the round” style in our living room for our ceremony.

Rented tables and had the dinner catered in, with serving staff.

After ceremony our guests moved to the kitchen and dining area for a champagne toast, while the staff set up our tables and chairs and centerpieces.

cake table set up in the dining area of the kitchen.

Our buffet was set up in another dining room. After the toast, our guests lined thru the buffet and chose wherever they wanted to sit. Our three season room was the bar, and the garage was the Riff Raff Room for smokers and cigars for the boys 🙂 Basement was set up as the Kid Cave with goodies and games for them. 

After dinner, the staff took down our tables, we left some seating up, and our living room turned into the Disco Hall for dancing all night! (Hardwoods took a beating but a quick clean and wax the following week took care of it)

in total I think we had about 60 people here? And since it was January and cold/snowy outside, we did literally have everything indoors. It was magical and awesome and fabulous, so intimate, and everyone had a fantastic time! They must have, because we got married at 5:30pm Saturday night and the last guests were leaving around 4:30am Sunday morning!!! 

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