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How Your Small Wedding Can Have a Big Impact


It may be Covid-19 that’s dictated the size of your guest list. Or, it could be that you and your beloved dream of a small wedding. Either way, your special day can still be incredible: providing that you know how.




The Advantages of Hosting a Small Wedding


A small wedding empowers you to:

  • Spend more quality time with each guest

  • Create a more personalised and intimate day

  • Enjoy a more relaxed feel to the celebrations

  • Potentially spend less without compromising on style

With that in mind, here are a few tips on how your small or micro wedding can be extraordinary.


1. Be Alternative

The beauty of a smaller wedding is that you can opt for an exclusive-use smaller venue that in other circumstances, you may not have considered.

For example, a decadent country or seaside house that sleeps 15, or a dining venue you have sole use of. One of the best things about intimate weddings is that it's easier to shed convention and celebrate the way you and your partner really want.


2. Go Big

Your guest list may be small, but that doesn’t mean you have to be modest about anything else. For instance, your dress, the invitations, wedding breakfast, wine choices and flowers (and anything else for that matter), can all be as 'extra' as you like!


3. Give Your Day Meaning

A large wedding can sometimes feel pretty impersonal. Remember, your ceremony sets the scene for the rest of your day, and your guests will take their cue from you and your groom.

So, make your wedding meaningful with special readings and music that means something to you and your guests. Remember to write personal thank you notes for each of your guests. And if you have the budget, you could include a small personalised homemade gift for each guest too!


4. Hire A Wedding Planner

The devil’s in the detail. Hire a wedding planner who has organised small weddings before. That way, you have someone in the background taking care of the nitty-gritty on your behalf. For example, sourcing wedding venues and caterers specialising in smaller weddings, and, of course, being there on the day to sort out any last-minute hitches.


5. Have Cocktails

Imagine trying to provide cocktails for a 100+ strong wedding party? It’s expensive and time-consuming. There’s no such issue when you're hosting a small wedding. You or your wedding planner can curate a small cocktail menu for your big day so that the wedding reception kicks off with a bang!



Before We Go


All in all, a wedding party of 15 can still be beautiful and memorable. With fewer guests to tend to, your special day will definitely be all about you without all the trappings and expense of a big traditional ceremony and party. Instead, you’ll have the freedom and the budget to indulge yourself and make each and every guest feel truly special.

What's not to love about that?!


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This blog was produced in collaboration with Vertical Vendors.


©2020 by The Wedding Help - Images;  By Joanne Jacobs Photography, Martyn Hand Photography and Barnaby Aldrick Photography