Planning a wedding can be stressful and time consuming. Reduce the numbers and make it a much more intimate affair and those hours and the stress may not decrease. However, I am here to give you my top ten tips on how to plan an unforgettable intimate micro wedding that no only you will love, but your guests are guaranteed to enjoy and remember always.
Remember, if you have fewer guests you have less opinions and people to please. Meaning it truly can be more about you two.
Rearrange and make the most of your budget. Yes, the budget may be lower for catering per head, but this will allow you to stretch your budget in other ways that you could have only dreamt of. So why not budget for the floral arch you always wanted and have that extra sorbet course. Perhaps even have live musicians for the ceremony and hire that videographer you always wanted. Having a smaller wedding doesn’t necessarily mean a smaller budget and so spend it where you want to, not where you think you have to.
Arrange your wedding on a less popular date, but one you know your smaller guest list can make. Rather than suiting the masses and going for a Saturday in peak summer, take advantage of the smaller guest list and have a more open mind to your wedding date.
Get creative with your venue. It may be a larger venue, so have fun and get creative with the space using lighting, draping, florals or even a soft seating lounge area.
Design a personal experience. With fewer guests you can truly make your wedding special for them by creating them a personalised and bespoke experience. Create welcome boxes, instead of a small box of chocolates as a favour. Design place cards with their hand written name or images on. Perhaps you can even have their favourite drink, exclusively for them on arrival – guaranteed to make them feel special and remember your day!
Writing your guest list should be down to obligation. Ok, one of the hardest things to do is create your wedding guest list and trying to remember everything and everyone. You will need to cut this right back to have the perfect intimate wedding and in doing so, there will be people you will not be able to invite. My top tip for this, be open, honest and explain your situation. Go with your heart and what you truly want, not what your Aunt may be expecting. Please yourselves first.
Arrange time throughout your wedding to spend good quality time with your guests. A lot of time at weddings include the couple going around the room talking with everyone and making sure they are happy and enjoying themselves. Have less guests means you can truly enjoy those conversations AND enjoy the time around them.
Speaking of time, be creative with the time of your wedding. Rip up the rule book. Why do you need to stick to the traditional timeline of a wedding. Why not go for a morning ceremony and enjoy a brunch and then a late lunch. Perhaps have a later ceremony and have an indulgent evening meal.
Hire a wedding coordinator for the day. A micro wedding, your intimate special day, should be perfect. You should not be worrying about a thing, that’s probably one of the main reasons for a smaller wedding. To reduce stress and enjoy quality time, so hire a wedding planner to ensure that everything behind the scenes runs like clockwork.
Try not to overthink everything. Having a smaller wedding makes things much more personal and relaxed, so enjoy it.
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