The three things you should handle as a host:
As you'd expect, the couple will have questions as they are planning their wedding. You will likely communicate with them leading up to the wedding day. To help answer some of their questions up front, here are some questions you should have answers to:
If there is no parking available on your property, perhaps you know of a place nearby that they can park at and shuttle from (a church, store, or parking lot).
If there are not sufficient facilities at your property, the couple will likely need to rent portable bathrooms. Keep in mind that they will want them placed in a convenient, yet subtle, location.
If you have a kitchen, the wedding party might want to know what supplies you have so they know what they need to bring (bottle opener, anyone?)
If the couple is not local, they may ask for your recommendation on things such as where to rent tables and chairs, and even caterers. It's okay if you don’t have all the answers, but the couple will appreciate any help you can provide!
Your property’s security is important, so be sure to communicate entry and lock up procedures up front.
Obviously we cannot predict all the questions that couples may ask, but we hope these questions give you a strong head start.
You should inform your neighbors of your plans to host a wedding as soon as possible. Leave a note (and perhaps some fresh cookies) letting your neighbors know the date and time of the wedding. Your neighbors may have a few questions regarding the wedding, so be prepared to answer:
If you have an HOA you will want to ensure you know the time restrictions for events and what the noise ordinances are.
Just like you, your neighbors may want reassurance that you are not hosting an excessive quantity of guests for your property’s capacity, which has the potential to disrupt the surrounding area.
If your wedding will be taking up all the street parking in your neighborhood, we suggest having a parking alternative that the wedding party can shuttle from.
Your neighbors might be interested in attending the wedding. The answer to this will depend on the relationship you have with the couple, but assume that neighbors are not invited.
Sometime after the wedding is booked you will want to schedule a deep clean with a local cleaning company. You have previously set your cleaning fee to cover this cost.