By Sahrish Ali and Sohila El Saadany
One of the main things to decide before holding a wedding celebration is the venue. Many soon-to-be married couples are leaning towards celebrating their weddings at their homes. This is becoming a growing trend that people are choosing over the traditional wedding hall functions.
Pros and Cons
Home weddings infuse the couple’s bright future with the warmth of their memories, and no better place is engulfed in the aroma of past than their homes. If you’re still trying to decide whether to go with a home wedding or a hall function, here are some points to consider.
1. The Whereabouts
2. Complete Control
3. Wedding Cuisine
4. Emotional Waterworks
What is more sentimental than getting wed in the house that has witnessed so many stages of the bride or groom’s life? They are embarking on a their first step towards a future together. With family members gathered to celebrate the happy occasion, the nostalgic memories of the bride and groom as children are bound to get those tears of joy running.
1. Plan of All Plans
2. To Invite or Not to Invite
3. Damage Control
4. Bathroom Break
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted a wedding different from all the norm. I never wanted to be a guest at my own wedding where I couldn’t even mingle with the guests or spend time with my loved ones. A wedding is meant to be enjoyed with those closest to you.
Planning an in-house wedding had its challenges; the weather, number of guests, etc. I thought the house wouldn’t accommodate
| the number of guests I had invited (150 people),but the day of the wedding, my wedding planner’s magic came true. He took care of organizing the house, seating arrangements, the kosha where I would sit with the love of my life, and everything in between. He transformed my whole house in two days. My house had two outdoor washrooms so the guests had no problems.
Thankfully, the weather was perfect and people enjoyed themselves at my wedding. I enjoyed staying with my guests from beginning till the end. Personally, I would advice anyone who is getting married to have a wedding where you could invite only the people you want and keep it intimate. I was overwhelmed with emotion when I could dance with my father at my own wedding. There are no words to describe it. It was truly magical.
|Rajaa Zagzoog: A wedding planner, shares her experience while organizing a beach house wedding.
Beach-house weddings are great if you want just immediate family and close friends to share the special occasions with you. It also helps if you choose the right time and know that the weather would be pleasant.
Some of the obstacles faced while planning a beach house wedding were setting up the light and sound systems and dealing with space. It was time consuming to make sure the venue had perfect light and sound systems set up, since it is very different from a ballroom. The limited space and house division also made it challenging to arrange seating areas.