Your wedding day should be all you dreamt it could be – and if having an endless amount of plus-ones and vaguely familiar faces watching you walk down the aisle isn’t on your must-have list, then an intimate wedding could be for you. Whether you are considering a small gathering with your nearest and dearest, or a romance filled elopement for two, there are so many plus points to choosing to celebrate your nuptials on a smaller scale.
Spend more time with your nearest and dearest –
Having a smaller number of people on your guest list, means the time you spend greeting people will be much less. Therefore, the interactions you will have will really count – and when you are sharing your day with the people you love most in the world, you want to ensure you can spend real quality time with them.
Increase your venue options –
A lot of venues have capacity limits, and it’s not uncommon to discover that the venue you have had your heart set on is not able to accommodate your extensive guest list. When your guest list decreases, your options for venues increases.
Avoid the limelight –
If the thought of saying your vows in front of 100+ people makes your heart sink – then don’t do it! Whilst some couples bask in the limelight, it’s ok to admit if it’s not for you – and keeping the guest list small will minimise your feelings of apprehension.
Smaller guest lists allow for serious sentimentality – let your closest loved ones know just how grateful you are to be sharing your special day with them. Think handwritten notes as place settings, and individual favours with real meaning.
Avoid awkward invite decisions –
Even extensive guest lists have to stop somewhere, and inviting some relatives but not others is often not an option if family feuds are to be avoided. Cap the number from the start and make it widely known that your big day will be an intimate affair, and you’ll avoid those awkward conversations.
Perhaps most importantly, an intimate wedding can truly be stress free. If you are considering an elopement wedding just for two, or an intimate wedding weekend for up to 20, then we would love to introduce you to our country house wedding venue in the Cornish countryside. Find out about our intimate weddings for up to 20 here, and our elopement weddings here.