Planning a wedding is an emotional experience as couples prepare for the transition of becoming life partners. While many search for the ultimate venue of their dreams, some find the perfect location in their own backyard. Having a wedding at your home comes with its own list of tasks as the need to rely on outside vendors increases. Here are some things (and professionals) to consider when planning a wedding at your house.


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Aside from the bride, there is a high anticipation for delicious food at a wedding. Rather than stress about creating a tasty menu, take away the burden of preparing meals by hiring a caterer. A caterer will not only provide consistency in food, but also has the resources (e.g. commercial kitchen and utilities) necessary to make your special day unforgettable. Affairs to Remember is a premier catering company in the Atlanta area that provides innovative cuisines and exceptional quality.

Equipment and Rentals:

It doesn’t matter if you are planning indoor nuptials or an outdoor affair. You will need a rental company. Tables, chairs, and a dance floor are just some of the things a rental company provides that allows you to host a grand event. Utilize their materials so you never have to use your own items and risk damages. Peachtree Tents & Events is a supply company that will take your event to the next level. Boasting a collective 75 years in the industry, this company has the equipment to turn your home wedding into a posh affair.

Transportation and Parking:

A wedding within the comforts of your own home may allow for more intimacy, but tends to lack ample parking. Whether you are planning for 30 or 300 attendees, adequate room for parking is an absolute must. If there is no room in your neighborhood for parking, find a nearby garage or free parking lot and hire a car service. Action Limousines provides everything from stretch limos to passenger mini buses for your home event. Equipped with the latest in luxury technology, your guests will feel like royalty while traveling to your wedding in style.

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Weddings at home can sometimes be an unspoken invitation for out-of-town family to try and stay in the house. Too many people under one roof is not wise so close to a wedding as brides-to-be must take on the role as host. Recommend a night or two at a nearby hotel to rid the house of potential stress and last minute opinions. The Artmore Hotel is a wonderful place for your guests to stay as it provides access to southern charm and modern amenities. Nestled in the middle of Atlanta’s Cultural Arts District, there is plenty of history and landmark attractions to keep your guests entertained before your big “I do.”


Once the vows are over it is time to dance. Good music keeps the party going for hours allowing guests and the wedding party to let loose and have fun. Disc jockeys are a great resource for music as many provide their own equipment. Winner of choice bride awards, Lethal Rhythm provides the Atlanta area with the musical needs to make your party memorable. In addition to disc jockey services, the company also has string trios and quartets available for those who would enjoy live music.

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Tanvier Lee is a freelance contributor and lifestyle decorating expert. Her work can be found here.

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