Wedding Venues

Picking a Location

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Home, Sweet Home

A sentimental favorite, the home wedding is personal and intimate. You won't see any other brides in the halls. You can choose any day and time you want. But, like outdoor weddings, home weddings have hidden costs—namely, the same rental equipment you need for an off-site reception. You might wind up constructing a tent, installing landscape lighting, taking out extra insurance, or hiring valet parking attendants. Home kitchens can't accommodate all the people it takes to serve your food, which is why caterers sometimes create a kitchen in the garage. A home wedding does have one big budget bonus: You can buy the alcohol yourself, cutting the bar bill in half or more.

From The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss. Copyright (c) 2008 by the author and reprinted by permission of Workman Publishing Company
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