These days, many couples are foregoing the oversized mega-wedding for a smaller, more intimate setting. Whether due to health concerns, travel constraints or just wanting to celebrate in a more authentic way, couples who choose to keep numbers small will find that they get to splurge on other aspects of their wedding, like the venue, or personalize more of the details and decor to align with their tastes. The wedding experts at Griffin’s Weddings encourage you to explore the bright side of a smaller wedding and consider the benefits to all involved.
A special location, destination, or unique setting can be yours more easily when you opt for fewer guests at your wedding. A few friends, only the most immediate family members or just the two of you and an officiant can make a trip to a far-away location more easily than a large crowd. Some venues, like that willow tree in your favorite park or the gazebo behind your local library, are automatically dismissed as too confining, but with just a few guests in attendance, the setting could be just perfect. Destination weddings have been popular for a while now but truly are best executed with a small ensemble of your closest friends and family.
With less money being spent on the sheer numbers of a large wedding, couples planning a smaller affair can budget funds to personalize small details. Use your grandmother’s china, for example, for your reception or create hand-written invitations to mail. Take individual photos with each guest, or allow an open mic at the reception where everyone can honor you individually. Seating at the ceremony can feel close and intimate, and guests will feel like they have more of a role in the festivities than just as bystanders. When you host a small wedding, you can get creative with the details that matter most to you.
More Elaborate Decor
A smaller venue and fewer people at your wedding might mean more elaborate decor. Consider a floral wall as a backdrop to your ceremony or reception (or both!), a dramatic floral installation, or simply including your favorite out-of-season blooms in your bouquet, simply because it’s worth the cost. Unusual elements like hanging centerpieces, a floral swing for photo ops, or edible flowers adorning salads, drinks, and dessert are all possible when more of your wedding budget can be allocated to these things. Let your mind roam wild with possibilities when you choose to create a small wedding.
Having a small wedding does not have to feel like conceding the large, ominous wedding we’ve come to picture as the status quo. The choice to stay small is between you and your partner, and could truly make for a more magical day for both of you. Let the wedding professionals at Griffin’s Weddings open your mind to the world of options that become available to you when you choose to have a small wedding. Your satisfaction on your happiest day is our goal and we’ll do everything we can to create the perfect, unique day for you and your partner.