How To Have A Glamorous Small Wedding

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How To Have A Glamorous Small Wedding …

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year has definitely seen the rise of the small wedding – not just as part of the social distancing conditions imposed in the wake of a global pandemic – but increasingly as a conscious choice for couples who prefer a more intimate event or are working to a set budget. Small weddings have become one of the chicest ways to tie the knot. You only have to look at the ceremony of Princess Beatrice to see that often, small can be beautiful. A huge, white wedding filled with distant relations and plus ones isn’t to everyone’s taste. Sometimes it can seem like a social obligation too far, some couples don’t like all eyes on them, others prefer to only celebrate with those who are truly dear to them, while still others realize they could make the budget stretch to something far more special with fewer hangers-on. Whatever your circumstances, a smaller wedding can create a truly personal and unforgettable wedding day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Opt For A Quirky Venue

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]With smaller numbers, a whole different set of venues become doable – so you can take the opportunity to have your wedding somewhere a bit out of the ordinary should you wish. From a private dining room in an exclusive restaurant, to a small mansion in the countryside, a boat party, a favourite art gallery, historic cinema or even getting married among the treetops, you can now afford to think outside the box. Your choice of wedding venue should be somewhere that guests aren’t rattling around, but other than that, you have more freedom with a small wedding to get creative and choose somewhere truly significant to you both. Work with the right wedding photographer and this can result in some truly beautiful and unique images too. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Change Up The Timing

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]The choice of venue isn’t the only thing you can depart from the norm with. How about switching the timings around to suit you? If you’re more of an early bird, you could opt for a morning wedding with a deluxe brunch to follow. Night owls might enjoy a twilight ceremony followed by drinking, dining and dancing the evening away with their nearest and dearest. You have so much more flexibility with a smaller number of guests to accommodate. Plus, opting for different times of day might also make you a saving on more popular options, giving you more to spend on other elements of your wedding. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Customise Your Day

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]The best part of small weddings? How personalised they can be to the couple getting married. With less people to worry about, you’ll have more time, energy and budget to dedicate to those little details that can make the day uniquely yours. From specially grown plants for each guest to personalised mini bottles of champagne or handwritten calligraphed invitations, you can go wild with those luxury details and little touches that you’ll remember and treasure for years to come. You could even write each guest a letter filled with special memories or ask guests to bring an accessory along a certain theme to create stunning wedding photographs. There’s a lot of scope for moments tailored to the tastes and interests that you and your partner share. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Choose What’s Important To You

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]One reason many couples choose to restrict the guestlist for their wedding is to make their wedding budget go further. And having less to pay out on a volume of people to feed or a large capacity venue means you can spend on the things which matter to you most. Whether that’s a Michelin starred sit down meal, an expert mixologist to keep the cocktails flowing, stunningly detailed table settings, showstopping transport or the custom made suits and wedding dresses of your dreams, you can now focus your budget on the areas that mean the most to you. Choose two or three things you’d like to go all out on and then build the rest of the wedding theme around those. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Ditch The Seating Plan

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]Designing the seating plan is usually one of the major headaches with a large wedding, whether it’s fretting over mixing groups of friends or worrying over who should sit at the top table with a blended family. Smaller weddings largely eliminate the headache of that formality. You can choose to go for one giant table that seats the whole wedding together, or break it off into smaller, less formal arrangements of seating. You might choose a U-shaped table arrangement, or seat everyone in a circle. However feels comfortable and makes sense to you can be accomodated with a smaller party of people. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Head To Sunnier Climes

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]Another reason that couples are increasingly opting to keep their weddings more intimate are to have them abroad. If there’s a place in the world that holds a special significance for you as a couple, that you’ve always wanted to visit or perhaps where one of you is originally from, this idea is perfect. Or perhaps you just fancy the guaranteed sunshine and a better chance at an outdoor ceremony. It could be a secluded tropical island or a beautiful city – you have the chance to make it a location that is so special to you. A smaller number of guests makes it easier to hold a destination wedding with your nearest and dearest only. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Tailor Your Menu

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator align=”align_left” el_width=”60″][vc_column_text]The different rules that apply to a small wedding – and a reduced number of people to please – means that it’s also easier to have it your way when it comes to the menu choices. You could hire a food truck for festival-style dining, or go for something more informal than a typical wedding breakfast, like a curry or pizzas. At the other end of the scale, if you ever wanted to sample a ten course menu from a renowned chef, now is the time! From Japanese cuisine cooked at the table to an elegant afternoon tea with all the trimmings, you can either go all out or choose a less formal type of dining to please you and your partner rather than mass opinion. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]