Airbnb wedding venues. Do you do it or not?
Airbnb and vrbo have become the thing to do when you travel in the past recent years. You get to stay in someone's home and have it all to yourself at the destination you travel to. This is very appealing, especially when you have a group of people you are traveling with and everyone wants to stay together.
Now, the question is, do you utilize one of these homes to have your wedding? In my opinion.. YES! How do I know? Well.. I've done it. But this blog will break down some of the pros and cons of renting an airbnb. So lets get into them.
3. HONEY MOON AND CEREMONY WRAPPED INTO ONE
The honeymoon is a topic that I swing both ways on. Its one that I get both sides whole heartedly, so its tricky. I understand newlywed couples want to go to that tropical place out of country and hang out on the beach for a week drinking pina colada's. I am all about that! But if you can't really afford that, or if you find it difficult to get away like that, then this option wins! You are already looking for an airbnb with beautiful scenery to have your ceremony, why not just stay an extra few days and use it as your honeymoon as well. You can pick somewhere the two of you have always wanted to go, rent a cabin or a home, have your ceremony, and the rest of your stay is the honeymoon. This could actually fit into number 1 and number 2 because it is both cost effective and convenient.
Your wedding becomes personal. You aren't sharing it with people you don't really even know. Its just the two of you and a handful of family and friends. You will remember every second of it and every person that was there. You can talk and mingle with every one. You can have quiet time with your new spouse to soak in the moments. You won't feel that you have to be pulled in 10,000 different directions. You feel extremely loved and supported because there isn't anyone there that shouldn't be. Its just personal.... and personal is by far, to me, the absolute best.
2. LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE
You can only invite a few people to attend your ceremony if you decide to have it at an Airbnb. Depending on how many people you are wanting to invite would determine if this ceremony option is right for you. If you can't or don't want to narrow your guest list, then a larger venue may suit you better.
The beautiful couple, in the pictures on this blog, Kathleen and Peter, chose an out of town Airbnb that slept the number of people at their ceremony. They had the stunning Ocoee river flowing through the yard and were surrounded by tall trees, twinkling lights, and the sound of water flowing. There was no alter here, I mean why did you need one? Local vendors delivered the rented chairs and tables to the cabin the day before and picked them up before they left. A local flower shop made the bouquet and boutonniere and the local bakery made a gorgeous cake. The morning of the wedding, the bride visited and chatted with all her guests, which were close family and friends, and enjoyed her time with them. This wedding was so personal and elegant and the bride said she wouldn't have had it any other way.
Author: Stephanie Taylor