- Home Wedding Preparation
- Wedding venue decoration
- Selection of music for the celebration
- Wedding feast
- Home Wedding Scenario
- Entertainment program for the wedding
- Games and contests for witnesses and guests
- Video: holding a wedding at home
A wedding is always associated with fun, happiness, joy. And it doesn’t matter in what format this celebration takes place, for example, it can be a modest home wedding. And in order to make it interesting at the celebration of such an event, it is important to prepare in advance, think through all the organizational aspects and take care of a good script with fun contests for guests. In this case, we will talk about a home wedding, so it will not be superfluous to find out where to start and what to prepare.
Home Wedding Preparation
Any wedding always requires careful preparation and home is no exception. Here it is necessary to take into account a lot of questions ranging from elaboration of the guest list to the preparation of a beautiful script. It will become much easier for you if you outline in advance on paper all the points that you will follow in the process of preparing for your home wedding and take them one at a time. So you will not forget anything and get the perfect result. And to figure out where to start, check out these tips:
- The first thing to start is inviting guests.
- After the exact number of people becomes known, make a wedding menu.
- It is very difficult to prepare dishes at home for a wedding on your own, so it is more advisable to order a wedding catering. This is a service that some restaurants offer, it includes food delivery to the venue, a beautiful wedding table setting and professional service with waiters.
- Consider how and where you will arrange your tables. It is important to consider the preferences of the guests and place them at the wedding so that they enjoy communicating with each other.
- Think about who will take on the duties of the host. After that, be sure to discuss with him the entertainment program that will be at the home wedding.
- Make a good script for a wedding at home.
Wedding venue decoration
The next stage in preparation for a home wedding is the decoration of the house and the place where the celebration will take place. Modern decor elements such as garlands, balloons, drapery fabrics make it possible to decorate any room and even maintain a certain style. You may want to do something with your own hands so as not to spend significant amounts on finished products. Some tips on this topic:
- Buy inexpensive garlands to decorate the place of the newlyweds with witnesses.
- Beautifully drape with fabrics the room in which the home wedding feast will take place. You can withstand a certain theme or color style of the whole wedding by choosing individual decor elements of the same tone.
- The main decoration of the wedding table can be beautiful fresh flowers placed in the center.
- Serving a home wedding should be solemn (beautiful dishes, for example, white).
- A sense of solemnity at a wedding at home will help to create multi-colored balloons in large numbers, scattered throughout the premises.
Selection of music for the celebration
To create a full-fledged holiday atmosphere at a home wedding, think over another important point in the script - this is the musical accompaniment. So you successfully fill the lack of live music. Modern music sources on the Internet can save on this issue and stock up on a considerable amount of good nice songs for free. The process of organizing this stage of preparation for a home wedding will be faster if you use the following tips:
- Choose a good collection of fun music for the wedding, for which guests would like to dance, participate in competitions. It is desirable that the songs match the wedding theme.
- Perhaps someone close knows how to sing beautifully - ask him to sing a couple of pleasant songs to the backing track or karaoke and include this in the program of the home wedding script.
- You will need a person who will be responsible for the musical arrangement of the wedding, so agree with him in advance what program should be at the home wedding, familiarize him with your script.
- Use karaoke for extra entertainment for guests.
A wedding is a lavish feast where wine flows like water. Guests spend almost all the time sitting at the table, so you need to carefully consider the festive feast - an entertainment scenario. There are many ideas for a beautiful home wedding organization - it all depends on the preferences of the hosts and their budget. A few relevant tips to help you make the right decision in this regard:
- If the number of guests at a home wedding is planned to be considerable, and there is not enough space in your apartment for their comfortable accommodation, organize a buffet. This version of the feast will free up a lot of space for incendiary dances.
- For older people at a wedding, it is better to additionally put tables with chairs at the buffet table - then you get a mixed version of the wedding banquet at home.
- If you are a supporter of an ordinary wedding banquet, arrange tables in other rooms where children and grandparents will be seated separately.
Home Wedding Scenario
- Ransom bride.
The groom and the witness (friend) drive up in a beautiful wedding car to the bride's house. Guests gather at the entrance, negotiations begin between witness and witness:
- You have a product, we have a merchant: yours is a damsel, and ours is a good fellow.
- And how much will you take the goods?
- And we do not feel sorry for the sake of love.
- Then pour money, do not regret it, to fill the piggy bank to the brim. A kind young man is generous, however, in order to get our beauty as a wife, let him demonstrate his bright mind and awareness of his beloved's life.
According to the wedding scenario, for the ransom, the witness must prepare various mini-contests and questions on the topic of the mother-in-law's birthday, dates of the acquaintance of the young, the size of the shoes of the married girl, her eye color, favorite flowers. If the newlywed finds it difficult to give the correct answer - let him pay money.
After the groom passes all the trials, he takes his bride and carries to the registry office.
- Meeting of the young. After the registry office, the newlyweds are sent to the place where the home wedding banquet will be held (for example, the groom's house). At the threshold, parents solemnly meet their children with bread and salt, guests shower them with sweets and coins, and the mother-in-law says:
- Hello, dear children! Here you are a legitimate husband and wife, receive our joyful blessing, live happily ever after, in peace and harmony, give us the grandchildren. And now, to find out who in the family will be the head, break off a piece from the loaf, dip it in salt and generously feed each other.
- The first dance and inviting guests to the table. Doors open, the newlyweds, by tradition, are the first to enter the house / apartment, and then the guests are behind them. With beautiful music, the newlyweds begin their first wedding dance. After which the bride personally treats each guest a piece of loaf, people sit in places.
- Gifts. Toastmaster announces a congratulatory part of the home wedding, calls each guest starting with their parents. This part of such a celebration at home involves the making of toasts and congratulations to the young, the presentation of gifts.
- Dance of the bride with dad. A touching moment at the wedding, which is provided for according to the plan.
- Removing the veil. Another spiritual action at a wedding celebration, present in the home wedding scenario. A bride with a mother-in-law is participating here. To the beautiful gentle music, the groom's mother carefully removes the veil to her daughter-in-law, carefully puts on her scarf, and her friend helps her.
- Transmission of the family hearth. Prepare three beautiful candles in advance. Both mothers should light their candles, as a symbol of the hearth of each family, and pass it on to their children by lighting a third candle. Words on the wedding script that the host must say for this contest:
- That evening we all became witnesses of the formation of a new family. This is a sacred event that is blessed in heaven. Let this young couple, from the wedding day to the end of their days, live in goodness, happiness, prosperity, love. Their loving mothers pass a piece of the family hearth so that they always have warmth, comfortably and well in the house.
Entertainment program for the wedding
It is important for guests at the wedding to provide not only beautifully decorated tables and tables, but also an entertainment program. During the feast, the host must joke appropriately, tell funny stories about wedding themes, and announce toasts. However, all this should be as unobtrusive as possible so that guests have the opportunity to eat, take a break between raising their glasses and unwind with moving dances. Next, you will find several humorous competitions, games that will help you create a good entertaining wedding scenario at home for guests.
Games and contests for witnesses and guests
- Prediction of the sex of the firstborn. Witnesses put on children's hats and bibs, hand over the sliders with which they must run around the guests, collect money. The one who will have more money (with a friend or friends) and determine the gender of the first-born.
- Theft of the bride’s slippers. While guests are having fun, dancing and raising full glasses, someone traditionally steals a shoe. This is a spontaneous initiative of any of the guests, a contest outside the script. Toastmaster announces the incident and a friend with a friend must work out some funny contests to the music in order to return the bride’s missing accessory:
- Take two balloons, put on a chair, the task of a friend of their friend burst.
- Take the baton between the witnesses: who kisses guys more for a certain period of time - boyfriend or girls - boyfriend.
- Theft of the bride. A similar contest, which is not provided for by the script. Witnesses should also work it out. Some exciting contests:
- Kiss a friend with an obstacle. To the merry music, the witness kisses the witness first through one person, then two and so on until ten. To implement such a competition, guests are actively involved.
- Place two chairs at a distance of four meters. The witness must in different poses transfer his friend from one chair to another.
- Checking the groom for the temptation. Choose four men from the invited guests, led by a friend. Dress them in the costume of a gypsy, an oriental beauty, two passionate Spanish women. Let them dance a seductive dance in front of the bride and groom. This is a funny dance competition, which causes a lot of laughter among those present.
- Sale of wedding cake. The newlyweds cut off their first large piece. The rest of the dessert is sold to guests, everyone should buy their portion. Money goes to the budget of a newly made family.
Video: holding a wedding at home
A wedding is a wonderful occasion to bring together all your near and dear people in order to celebrate this significant event together. To make such a large number of guests interested in your gala celebration, it is important to come up with a good script, according to which a home wedding will be organized. And if you want to visually see how such a wedding can be beautifully held according to the script, watch the video.