Many of you have dreamed of lavish and wild weddings, but a small and intimate wedding can be just as charming. Smaller weddings are not only more cost-effective, allowing you to focus on the most important elements of the day. If having an amazing photographer is your dream, this would allow you to splurge on that aspect. A smaller, intimate wedding also allows you to spend more time with your guests, and usually leads to a more relaxed atmosphere for the couple and the families.
Here are some of my favorite tips on how to plan the perfect intimate wedding.
Determine your wedding budget
Make sure you sit down with your partner and decide how much you can afford on your wedding day. If you have parents, or family that are contributing, make sure you know exactly how much they are going to chip in. Are they going to pay for the entire thing, a portion, or a specific item. like the photographer? Make sure you get a clear idea of this right way.
You want to have a good idea of how much you plan to budget on every aspect of your wedding day. Once you do, then you can start contacting your favorite vendors.
Trim the guest list
An intimate wedding should only include your closest friends and family. The fewer the guests you have, the more that you will be able to spend on photography, food, or whatever is most important to you on your wedding day.
If you are struggling to trim your guest list, you could decide to have a smaller ceremony, and larger reception. That way everyone is still invited, and won’t fill left out. Many couples are choosing to get married now, and have a large reception next year where they can invite all the friends and family that couldn’t attend. This is the best of both worlds.
Choose the Perfect Venue
There are so many small and affordable venues that still have that unique charm that will leave guest in aww. Here are a few of my favorite smaller wedding venues in Kansas City
Make sure you do your due diligence and research the venue, take a tour and see what the space looks like. If you are having a smaller wedding, you want to make sure that it doesn’t feel too large for your guest list.
Give your guests something to remember
When you decide to have a smaller and more intimate wedding, you will allow your guests to have a memorable experience with you and everyone in attendance. You could do things like providing a small gift box to everyone, hand written cards, take home menu cards, customized face masks and. so much more. This will allow you to get everyone involved and make the moment incredible for all the guests.
Personalize the details
Having a smaller wedding can also allow you to break away from the traditions of larger weddings. Feel free to celebrate in your own unique way, and let your personalities shine. This is your day after all, so do what makes you happy.
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