How To Plan A Micro Wedding At Home

As an Atlanta Micro Wedding Planner, I know firsthand why couples prefer to host an intimate wedding instead of the traditional large, expensive, and stressful gathering. And it is more than saving money; it has to do with how meaningful and intimate the wedding can be. You get to spend quality time with each of your guests, and your guest list only features your nearest and dearest, which makes it even more special.

But even if organizing a micro wedding implies less time and budget, you still need to figure a couple of things, especially if you have decided to celebrate your union at home. That is why we have a simple guide for you to plan the perfect micro wedding at home.

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Set A Budget

The first step to every wedding is to set a realistic budget. Even if it is a small and intimate celebration, you must know your limits as utilizing a house as a wedding venue can easily escalate, and you will end up spending more than you anticipated. That is why you should sit down, discuss your savings, and talk to family members to inquire if they will lend you a hand.

Determine How Many Guests You Can Accommodate

Your budget will help you determine your guest list, but since you are hosting a wedding at home, you must make sure you have enough space to accommodate your guest comfortably. Think about other details such as the number of available bathrooms, parking space, and where you would celebrate your ceremony.

Choose A Date And Theme

Once you know the number of guests you can host, it is time to get into the details. Pick a specific date and the general aesthetic you are looking for on your big day. This will help once you start visiting or interviewing potential vendors because you need to make sure they are available for your date and understand your vision.

Find Your Vendors

Now is time to find your vendors, and here is where I can help you. You will find a sea of vendors, and they will all promise you the best price and service, but my experience will come in handy to assist you with acquiring a professional vendor team. Some of the vendors you need for a micro wedding are:

  • DJ or band
  • Catering service
  • Bar service
  • Waitstaff
  • Furniture rental

You should also check with your vendors about their electrical needs. Between lighting, music, and catering, your home electrical installation will not make it. You will probably need to rent a generator. Think about portable bathrooms for the staff and consider if you need to request any special permits and insurance to host your event at home. 


Finally, make sure you enjoy the planning process and, most importantly, your big day. Hosting a wedding at home is always magical. There is something familiar and special about hosting your wedding at your home. And if your wedding is intimate, it will be more meaningful than you can even imagine.

We hope our tips were helpful, and you can plan your micro wedding at home without any hassle. And if you need some help along the way, we are more than happy to be part of your love story. Contact us today for a consultation.

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