Since the beginning of COVID-19, we’ve seen a rise in weddings hosted at the home of the couple, or the home of a family member. This trend isn’t new, but it’s a great way to help save money and condense the guest list. So, before it begins, ensure you’ve done at least one thing from our laundry list of small things to do in your home before hosting a wedding.
Fix Your Landscaping
Before setting up your ceremony or reception area outside, trim your grass and plant new flowers to set the tone. Flowers will make your big day a thousand times more beautiful. If you don’t have time to fix your landscaping, reach out to local landscaping companies to do the work for you. You could even rent a few plants for the day.
Remove All Irreplaceable Items
The expensive china you have hidden away might get damaged if a guest isn’t careful. Instead of worrying about items getting damaged or even stolen, put everything valuable or breakable into storage until the wedding is over. By removing these items, your home will be ready to receive guests.
Clean Up the Place
Don’t leave messes around before the wedding—clean your house! For instance, one thing you can do—and probably should—is check for any potential mold. Mold can lead to severe health problems, so having it removed right away can help calm your nerves and make your house healthy to be in.
Rent Instead of Buying
An eco-friendly approach to wedding decorations, appliances, and seating is to rent them. The majority of brides and grooms end up returning all decorations used; this is actually a health concern and not as good for the environment as many people think it is. If you have leftover decorations, donate them to others to help couples save money and reduce waste. Otherwise, renting any additional services—such as a DJ, ceremony pieces, and even lounge furniture—is recommended.
To help you get prepared for your big day, consider doing one of the jobs from our list of small things to do in your home before hosting a wedding. That way, you’re ready to take on the day without worrying about furniture breaking or guests asking why half your living room is painted.