Are you looking for a home-y casual vibe for your destination wedding? No strict timelines, no rush, and not the ordinary wedding venue? Do you want a cozy evening surrounded by close family and friends without the need to get back home? If yes, an Airbnb wedding will allow you all that and more!
The coronavirus pandemic is restricting events to a small number. You can choose to have a small wedding with only the closest friends and family. Due to the stay at home policy, an Airbnb wedding venue becomes such a workable idea.
With an Airbnb wedding venue in mind, how exactly can you host a wedding? What do you need and how where do you start? Thorough research and a face to face meet up with the owner can answer all or most questions beforehand.
Check out Martha Stewart Weddings for a list of Airbnb properties in Los Angeles and New York. They come in a variety of manor houses, vacation rentals, Tuscan villas, Borgia castle. You can also google and find an Airbnb listing around where you live.
- Make the most of the venue. Try to use as much of the surroundings as you can. Using décor to lighten up the whole place helps in keeping the whole place ready for photos or fun during the big day. You can lights on trees if you have a rain forest nearby to bring it to life at night.
- Check out the neighborhood and how close the neighbors are. If you are bringing an amphitheater for your wedding party be mindful of the neighbors. You don’t want to get into trouble with the law on your wedding night.
- Consider staying alone – Remember you are getting married and you want that privacy. Your family and closest friends are joining you for the wedding. Consider getting a detached room or the topmost floor for yourselves.
- Book the Airbnb venue a few days before the wedding. Arriving at the venue a few days in advance is vital. You will be able to settle in and finish important details before the d-day. It will also take off the pressure of the wedding weekend ahead of you.
- Change things around until they work. The flexibility of the venue can be either an advantage or a disadvantage. If the original plan is not working, go to B, C, or D until you get a final picture of what you are comfortable with.
- Plan the meals. Whether you are hiring a caterer or you are bringing in a food truck, take time to plan the menu together. If you need fresh supplies stocked up for the days to follow, order them in advance. Make sure the menu is all set for all the days you plan to spend here.
- Think ahead. Airbnb might not offer you every little thing you need especially for your wedding day. Think ahead to see what you need and make your purchases in a good time. If you desire to use a certain kind of stylish dinnerware, go ahead and buy some. Remember what you buy will end up in your new home, there won’t be wastage.
Finally, don’t be afraid of the number of your guest list. Airbnb doesn’t only accommodate small weddings. There are some large property venues that can still hold a large destination wedding. If your wedding is not planned for this season of the COVID 19 pandemic you can pull a big wedding if that’s what you want. Feel free to hold whatever kind of wedding you envisioned!