Many couples agree that when it comes to weddings; intimate and low-key beats a huge overly fussy event. Couples crave a more personal, intimate celebration with fewer people. It means that there’s more time for you to spend with your guests and really enjoy the day and everyone’s special contributions. So how do you have an intimate wedding? Check out these wedding tips below.
Set A Smaller Budget
You might want to maximise your budget by having a minimal number of guests. You might prefer a small and cosy lunch at your favourite restaurant with your nearest and dearest than a bland hall full of more than 200 guests that you don’t know very well. Potentially invite only immediate family to the ceremony and have a larger get-together for your friends and colleagues. It might be an idea to even serve smaller ‘finger-food’ plates instead of a lavish sit-down meal. A smaller wedding means not cutting corners, just to ensure that you have a larger turnout. It might be worthwhile considering cutting the guest list in half to ensure that you get all that you’ve envisioned on the day.
Go All-Out For Your Guests
A small wedding gives you the opportunity to really impress your guests. You can really roll out the red carpet for your guests and give them the VIP treatment. You could put together elaborate gift bags or luxurious spa treatments for them in the lead up to the big day. The limits really are endless. Keeping things small means that all the extra details, that just aren’t possible when the guest list exceeds several pages, are suddenly possible.
Don’t Forget The Details
When planning a small wedding day, be sure to give care when it comes to the finer details. It’s not necessary to hire a wedding consultant or specialist but be aware that tiny little hiccups that may have gone unnoticed at a much larger event will be glaringly obvious at a more intimate do.
Get Some Awesome Entertainment
A fabulous part of having an intimate wedding- everyone can get involved. With fewer people to worry about, you can really go to the effort of making them feel like they are truly a part of your special day and make sure that everyone is having a blast. Don’t want the typical cheesy wedding singer repertoire? Take a look at some Alternative wedding singers, like the ones at this website.
Have A Destination Wedding
Take advantage of having a small number of your nearest and dearest and plan a destination wedding. Grab a cheap flight over to a Balearic beach or hire out a small cottage in the countryside for the weekend. Stretching out the festivities a few chilled days of eating, drinking and being merry, allows you to relax, and really bond with your guests.
Do you any tips for having an intimate wedding? Please share in the comments section below.
I think setting a smaller budget is a good way of making that happen so you won’t be tempting to invite too many people!
Great idea Talya!
Great tips here. We had a smaller budget but our intimate wedding grew and grew!
I am having a intimate wedding next month, only 42 day guests x
Oh that sounds lovely xx
My daughter has just got engaged and wants all the bells and whistles but I think now they are researching prices they have realised how expensive it all is
Oh yes weddings are so expensive.
This sounds like the perfect kind of wedding. It can be expensive and it makes sense to have what you can afford but do it well because it is an important day to mark
Yes it dies. Thanks for reading.
We decided on a much smaller wedding ceremony and then bigger numbers for the meal and it worked out perfectly for us 🙂 We loved how intimate the ceremony was!
Weddings can be very expensive. So these are some great ideas for an intimate wedding xx
Thank you xx
I would definitely have a small wedding. I think people go way over the top now
I agree Jenni.