5 Integral Considerations when Planning an Intimate Wedding
Small weddings are becoming more and more popular these days. There are several reasons for this: they’re often more affordable, they can be more intimate and personal, and they allow couples to focus on the things that matter most on their big day.
However, if you’re thinking of having a small wedding, you need to keep a few key things in mind. In this article, we’ll discuss five integral considerations for planning an intimate wedding.
Planning an Intimate Wedding #1
Keep Your Guest List Small
This is probably the most important consideration when planning a small wedding. You want to be sure to invite only your closest family and friends, as they’ll be the ones who will make your day truly special.
Keep in mind that you can always have a bigger reception or after-party later on if you want to include more people in your celebrations. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your guests to help you with some of the planning and preparation. This will not only take some of the burdens off of your shoulders, but it will also make them feel more involved in the process.
Planning an Intimate Wedding #2
Choose the Destination for Your Wedding.
One of the great things about having a small wedding is that you can be more flexible with the location. You don’t have to limit yourself to a traditional venue like a church or banquet hall – you can get married anywhere you want! So whether you’re looking at Cyprus Weddings, local wedding venues, or even a stylish restaurant, the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. Just be sure to pick somewhere that has meaning to you and your spouse-to-be.
Further Reading: Destination Wedding Planning – 8 Things To Keep in Mind
Planning an Intimate Wedding #3
Find Creative Ways to Save Money
Since small weddings are often more affordable than large ones, you’ll have some extra wiggle room regarding your budget. Use this to your advantage by finding creative ways to save money on your big day.
For example, you could ask family and friends to help with the food and decorations or DIY some of the elements yourself. You could also forego traditional wedding staples like a wedding photographer or videographer, however we sincerely believe they shouldn’t be abandoned from your plans altogether, and this ‘7 Convincing Reasons NOT to Skimp on a Wedding Photographer‘ article highlights why.
Planning an Intimate Wedding #4
Make Your Wedding Unique
One of the great things about having a small wedding is that you can really make it your own. Since you won’t have to worry about pleasing a large group of people, you can focus on creating a day that truly reflects your personality, your relationship together and your relationship/friendship with each guest invited.
As with a large wedding you get to choose elements that are meaningful to both you and your partner, whether it’s a particular type of flower for your bouquet or a song that you and your spouse-to-be always dance to.
But because you are planning an intimate wedding, you can then have more of an opportunity to personalise your wedding to reflect the fond memories you have with your individual guests. For example personalised favours for each – whether its a handwritten postcard from a place you travelled together, or a miniature framed photo of you both, that you cherish.
Going small really can have a big impact.
Planning an Intimate Wedding #5
Relax and Enjoy Yourself!
Above all, remember to relax and enjoy yourself on your big day. This is YOUR day, after all – so don’t let anyone else dictate how it should go. If something goes wrong, don’t sweat it – just roll with the punches and focus on what’s important: getting married to the love of your life. Trust us; everything else is just details.
Further Reading: Wedding Tips to Help You Have the Best Day Ever
So there you have it – five integral considerations for planning an intimate wedding. Just remember to keep your guest list small, choose a meaningful location, and find creative ways to save money. And most importantly, don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself!
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