How To Have A Small And Intimate Wedding

When it comes to wedding celebrations and size does matter. Having a few invited guests can mean that you end up having a more intimate celebration for those that a near and dear to you. You will have more time to spend with each guest and all your invitees can really get to know each other and contribute more in that setting.

Intimate weddings really do have their advantages and at Clarence House, we love having couples who want to have intimate weddings. To help you, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that you can use to make your small wedding a resounding success.

1. Make the most of your budget

For couples that have limited resources but still want a certain level of quality that they would not be able to provide for a lot of guests perhaps downsizing the guest list is a great option. It’s better to have a 4-course meal for 50 guests than to only provide cake and punch for 300 guests. Use this opportunity to make the day special for the guests that you will invite.

2. Be thoughtful

The great thing about planning a small wedding is that you can be more thoughtful about your wedding invitations and thank you cards. With a small guest list, you can be more intentional and put a more personal touch on these. You could opt to have handwritten thank you notes or have more ornate and elaborate invitations. You really want to make your guests feel like ‘the chosen few’ so spend the extra time.

3. Be detail-oriented

Many people mistakenly think that a smaller wedding is synonymous with a simpler wedding. When the wedding is smaller everything requires careful attention to detail. Snafus that would have been unnoticed with 200 guests milling around will be glaringly obvious when there are 50 guests or under. For this reason, you really need to be detail-oriented.

4. Keep the guest list small

This goes without saying… the only way to make a small wedding successful is by keeping the guest list small. Any other efforts will go down the drain if a wedding for 50 ends up having 120 guests it will make you will look very disorganised. To keep yourself in charge why not go for a venue that is specific for smaller weddings so that it is easy to resist the temptation of an ever-growing guest list.

At Clarence House, we have a beautiful boutique wedding venue for those that want to have intimate weddings. Contact our team today and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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