When you think of Homemade, what comes to mind is heart felt warmth, comfort, a true belonging and most of all...LOVE.
There's a special intimacy and warmth with home wedding receptions that simply can't be matched anywhere else, and most especially, when it's a holiday wedding.
It's the time of year that's very naturally filled with love, excitement and the delightful anticipation of reuniting with close family and friends.
Combine all of these joyful feelings with a home wedding and you have a tried and true recipe for the ultimate in blissful wedding success.
What time of year could be better for a home wedding than the holidays?
Did you know? The winter months are a favorite time for home weddings, and for good reason.
Planning the menu will be a breeze, full of everyone's holiday favorites, all of those long upheld family recipes will make your tables runth over and mouths water with eager anticipation.
Decorating the tables will be easy fun and gorgeous, limited only by your imagination, with all the vibrant seasonal options to choose from you can't go wrong.
For the budget wise bride, having a holiday home wedding is the by far the best of all worlds. You'll also be very pleased to know that your guests will be delighted with your choice and timing.
As most will greatly enjoy the intimate and relaxed venue of your home sweet home and many of the out of town family members and friends have likely already planned on making the trip, so everything falls into place beautifully.
Not to mention, you have just saved yourself hundreds dollars and had the best wedding ever. If you have chosen to have a home holiday wedding, you have done yourself proud. Well done!
Congratulations and Very Merry Christmas indeed.
Christmas Time Fireside Elopements
I think Dorthy from the Wizard of OZ had it right when she said "There's no place like home", especially where home weddings are concerned.
All winter weddings have a certain cozy charm that simply can’t be matched or duplicated at any other time of year, especially if you've decided on having a home wedding.
Home weddings during the winter months are always comfortable, relaxed, loaded with fun and just exude love. There’s always such a special intimate excitement and a feeling of love in the air that is shared among family and friends that’s uniquely one of a kind. Gathering together in a home setting for your wedding is naturally so welcoming, joyful, and truly personal.
Affordable wedding options are more important than ever today. Home winter weddings are very gentle on the wedding budget purse strings and offer endless decorating options, limited only by your imagination.
Although home winter weddings are inexpensive, you’d never know it. Each home wedding that I have officiated has looked and felt delightfully lavish, whimsical and deliciously romantic even on the smallest of wedding budgets.
I have always marveled at and greatly enjoyed how each holiday wedding theme was lovingly weaved together by the hosting family members to create a very personal wedding experience for the bride and groom. These loving personal touches just can’t be fully expressed in any other venue outside of a home setting.
As a wedding minister, I always enjoy seeing the beauty and joy of family and friends coming together with such enthusiasm and creativity in honor of the wedding couple. Home winter weddings are alive with TLC and loaded with such wonderful personal expressions in such an unforgettable loving way.
The hosting families working along with the wedding couple’s visions have created some truly unique Ceremony Altars within the home venue. Fire places are often used for the marriage vows to take place. They are often decorated with an assortment of beautiful candles, crystals, favors and flowers matching the bride’s bouquet.
For the ceremony talented and crafty family members and friends have created hand made wedding arches of every imaginable style. Each one has always blended in so beautifully with the chosen wedding theme, you’d swear it came from a professional florist and cost a pretty penny. Some wedding arches have been designed with little personal wedding mementos and favors, which are then handed out to all who attend after the ceremony has concluded. How clever is that?!
What about food and drink? No worries there! Everyone seems to jump at the chance of creating their own specialty dishes and drinks for the wedding reception. I have seen some very impressive reception spreads that easily rival any catering company. There’s no lack of family favorites on the table. In my way of seeing things, nothing is better than home made!
However, if cooking isn’t where your talents lay there’s no need for concern. There’s every sort of catering one could possibly image and all available locally. Many catering companies offer services of setting everything up, serving and cleaning up afterwards.
Certainly a wonderful option to consider, and with all the money you’ll save on having your wedding at home, you’ll be able to easily afford this luxury if you choose to.
The Wedding Cake is generally placed on a special table and surrounded with a mountain of wedding gifts, cards with festive accent decorations tying into the wedding theme.
Some families that own guest houses or cabins have offered them to the newly weds as a wedding gift for their honeymoon getaway. Beautifully decorated and fully stocked with all sorts of wonderful goodies, so the newly weds can hold up there for days on end.
No matter the time of year, Home Weddings are becoming a very popular choice for many To Be Wed Couples. So if you looking for some very affordable wedding magic, look close to home, that’s where you’ll find it.
Home Weddings are increasingly becoming the most preferred and popular method of hosting and celebrating weddings.
There are near endless benefits to choosing a Home Wedding vs a Commercial Venue.
The most obvious and number one reason for opting in for a Home Wedding are the massively huge savings!
The second most popular reason is being able to choose whatever wedding date you like, as opposed to fitting your wedding plans into a commercial venue's schedule. Also, along these same lines, you need not be concerned with budgeting for the ultra expensive peak wedding season rates.
Home Weddings offer loads of flexibility and creativity to show off your personal wedding fancies. More importantly, Home Weddings offer a level of closeness and intimacy with your friends and family that you simply can't duplicate in a commercial venue.
With over 35 years experience as a South Central Kansas Wedding Officiant, I can say without a doubt, the best weddings I have ever attended to were always Home Weddings. They look better, feel better and create an accommodating and welcoming atmosphere that simply can't be matched by any commercial venue setting.
If you feel your home isn't quite large enough to accommodate your guest list, it doesn't need to be a problem. Ask a family member or a close friend with a larger home if they would host your wedding, you'll find that most of the time, they will be delighted to do so.
If you have always had your heart set on a full service wedding experience and believe you can't have that in a Home Wedding setting, well...think again! There are many excellent wedding catering vendors that specialize in bringing the "Full Service Experience " to you.
With all the money you have just saved, now you can splurge on some extras, like a having live band for the reception or a bigger photo package...or better yet, take the Honeymoon you have always dreamed of!
Now that you have the freedom to choose any wedding date you'd like, be sure to reserve your Wedding Minister well ahead of time.
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