5 REASONS TO HAVE AN INTIMATE WEDDING
The wedding industry is forever changing with more couples taking the less traditional approach. Intimate weddings are becoming more popular and having shot a few weddings this year, an intimate wedding is definitely my preference. There is a different kind of vibe and as cheesy as it sounds it’s the warm fuzzy kind of feeling! You can definitely feel the love where everyone is buzzing because they are spending time with their favorite people. Because it is a special occasion, that equates to extra love all around.
So if you are yet to decide on what kind of wedding you want, read on and discover why your big day can in fact be small but grand in personality.
We love intimate weddings because we are all about the feels. These smaller weddings have a special atmosphere that makes magical moments. An intimate wedding is more than just the number of people but the way we reflect on the couple’s personalities and their engagement with their guests. It is about creating unforgettable memories. I would consider anything from an elopement of two to 40 guests an intimate wedding. After all, they do say good things come in small packages!
Relax with closest friends and family intimate wedding
Your marriage should be celebrated with the people that matter to you most. Everyone hates the dreaded guest list! Make it easier on yourself and only invite those you actually want there. By surrounding yourself with your loved ones who know you best, you will feel relaxed and be able to enjoy your special day. Forget having to invite distant relatives that you didn’t even know existed, an intimate wedding is a perfect solution!
An intimate wedding offers you a celebration with close-knit friends and family where you don’t have to worry about putting on a show. The good company goes a long way and it is always the people that make it special anyway. So rid yourself of the social obligation and spend time and welcome your guests in an intimate environment, where they themselves will also find mingling a pleasure in smaller crowds.
Save money with an intimate wedding
This is the one you were waiting for! Of course, by cutting down your guest list you will ultimately save the bank account. This is one of the main reasons why couples opt for an intimate wedding to stay within their budget. Money saved here can go towards treating yourselves to that honeymoon you have always dreamt of. (Says the wanderlust in me!)
However, you could go the other way and pull out all the stops! Because there is a smaller guest list you can afford to splash out on a destination wedding or weekend wedding treating your guests to something special. Maybe you had your eye on that dream dress or a band you both want. It’s your day after all! Why not go a little crazy and spend on the things that really matter to you.
Get creative and customize
There are some awesome quirky venue choices you can go for from small castles to museums and pubs. You can really choose somewhere that reflects you both and create a day that is truly all-encompassing of your personalities. You want your guests to say “That is so them!”
With a smaller wedding, you can afford to go into detail and personalize, especially when it comes to DIY projects or wedding favors. You can spend more money and get a favor that will really wow your guests. Go that extra mile and show your token of appreciation with bespoke gifts. Guests will love your creativity.
Make it special with an intimate wedding
Already by having an intimate wedding you have broken the mold of wedding traditions so your guests are more likely to remember the experience. Consider adding on a pre and post-party to make even more fond memories with your loved ones.
You get to spend more time enjoying your engagement because you won’t be consumed with all the wedding planning and stress of planning weddings on a larger scale. Spend that time as a couple and enjoy the honeymoon period whilst it lasts.
Your photographer can really focus on capturing those special moments of you both as a couple instead of gathering guests for large group photos. Love the moment and embrace the intimacy between friends and family whilst the camera clicks away.
Overall, it’s your wedding day so why spend it with people you will never see again after your big day, stick to your close circle of friends and family! Be comfortable and feel free to party the way you want because you know everyone there will love the moment and just get it. If this sounds more like you than a large lavish wedding, what are you waiting for? Start planning that small perfect wedding you have always dreamed of. Create a unique and unforgettable intimate wedding that is a reflection of the two of you.