Spend Some Time Preparing Your Home
to Take Some Stress Out of Your Wedding Day
You’re finally starting to wind down with planning and preparations for your wedding. You have a band booked, the guest list finalized, and your outfits all fitted. As you put the final touches on your wedding preparations, however, don’t forget to spend some time preparing your home for your celebrations. 
Here, Wow Wow Meow offers a few low-cost, low-effort ways you can get your home ready for your wedding, your guests and any pre- or post-wedding celebrations: 
Prepare Your Guest Rooms   
When you have a ton of people in your home, you want to make sure everyone stays comfortable and stress-free. First, make sure any rooms your guests will spend time in are spick and span, especially if you have pets that shed or kids who love to make messes. Start by vacuuming floors and upholstery. In fact, it might be ideal to take it a step further and have your carpets, couches and chairs professionally cleaned. This can be well worth the investment and shouldn’t be too much of a budget-buster. Just search Angi for “furniture cleaners near me,” then browse the handy ratings and customer testimonials. Be sure to confirm the types of chemicals used. 
Once you’ve got your furniture taken care of, mop your floors with a high-quality floor cleaner that will make them shine, and keep a cleaning tool handy to take care of last-minute spills before your guests arrive. The next step is organizing. Luckily, ZenBusiness has some helpful tips, like making lists, setting reminders, and selling (or tossing) what you don’t need.
Last but not least, getting a good night’s sleep can help your guests (and you) avoid pre-wedding stress, so set up some comfy spots for your guests to crash. Use these little touches to ensure your guests get quality rest, and make sure they have a good mattress to sleep on as well! Bed-in-a-box mattresses are an inexpensive, easy option for putting together your guest rooms with minimal effort. They are easy to set up, and your guests will appreciate having a more comfortable way to sleep. 
Add Some Ambience   
If you are planning on having your reception or another celebration in your home, you’ll want some simple ways to dial up the romance in your place. Lighting is a good way to change the look and feel of your home without a lot of effort. String lights can add just the right amount of ambience to indoor and outdoor spaces, and they are typically inexpensive. Whether in white or brilliant colors, string lights can create an inviting atmosphere that expresses warmth and comfort. Try hanging some over your tables or from your trees outside to add a special touch to your celebrations. 
Use Affordable Greenery  
Flowers can add so much beauty to your home for guests and special events, but they can be  expensive. Instead of picking up bouquets from a florist, try putting a few arrangements together yourself! With a few mason jars and some inexpensive blooms, you can decorate your home with flowers without overstretching your budget. If you’re not into flowers or want an even cheaper option, succulents and aromatic herbs can add the touch of green you crave. Both options are fairly affordable and easy to care for in the days leading up to your wedding. 
Put Thoughtful Touches in Bathrooms 
With people milling in and out of your home, you’ll want to make sure your bathrooms are prepped for company. Before your guests begin to arrive, complete a deep cleaning of your bathroom. Stash any of your own items, such as toothbrushes and hair ties, somewhere out of sight. If you have multiple bathrooms in your home, you may want to think about designating one or two for guest use and saving one for yourself. In the guest bathrooms, set out special hand soap and lotion for your guests to use. You’ll also want to be sure you have plenty of clean towels and rolls of toilet paper stocked. 
Choose Easy Options for Food 
No matter how you’ll use your home for your wedding, you’ll need some tasty food options for yourself and guests. If you plan on hosting a party or reception, food and drink bars are a fun, easy way to provide a meal for your friends and family. You can set up self-serve stations to let guests build their own signature cocktail, tacos, s’mores, hot chocolate, or whatever you want to serve. Buy and prep the ingredients yourself or look into having them catered. If stations aren’t your style, try some other simple ideas for serving food to your guests. Pick up some inexpensive “to-go” boxes to have guests help you get rid of any leftovers.  
Hosting wedding guests and celebrations in your home is a wonderful way to spend more time with the people you love. Take the stress out of having company by getting your home ready so you can relax and enjoy your big day! 
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By: Andy Hughes of Vizzi.biz 
Thank you to Andy Hughes who wrote this fabulous blog article for Wow Wow Meow.