Beauty of the Small Intimate Wedding
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4 Tips to Make Your Small, Intimate Wedding Absolutely Beautiful
Contrary to what some believe, not every wedding has to be big to be special. In fact, it’s the small and intimate weddings with just a select number of family and friends that can be extra special. But just how do you make your intimate wedding a hit? What type of venue should you choose? What about the photographer and other vendors?
With the wedding date fast approaching, it’s understandable that you’d feel stressed. To help alleviate your stress, check out these 4 tips that are sure to make your intimate wedding absolutely amazing.
1. It’s the Little Things That Count
Make your small wedding a hit by planning even the smallest of details. What about themed goodie bags? If your wedding has a tropical theme, consider a lei and some pineapple candies?
Or, if you have a beach theme, what about sea shells and some fake pearls? Guests will love that you are thinking of them; let it be your way of saying thank you for supporting you and your soon-to-be spouse’s love. Make your wedding dress more comfortable and unique too - you’ll glow if you make it more comfy in a beach theme style and you can dance more!
2. Hire an Experienced Photographer
You might think all a photographer has to do is snap a couple of pictures in an hour and, boom, done. Not quite as easy. A wedding photographer has to take the weather and lighting into account, let alone make sure no one gets in the way of those once-in-a-lifetime, special moments like exchanging vows, walking down the aisle, first dance, and eating the first bite of your wedding cake.
Because, as we mentioned, these types of moments only come around once, you want to do your research to ensure you hire the best of the best. Check out review sites, speak to friends and family who love their wedding photos, and ask wedding photographers for their portfolios before committing.
Also, be sure to shop around. The more wedding photographers you interview, the closer you’ll be to hiring the perfect one for your intimate wedding.
3. A Small Wedding Doesn’t Mean a Small Wedding Budget
Let’s face it: weddings are expensive, no matter small or large. Which is why it helps to have a wedding fund set up for friends and family to help contribute. You can even ask your wedding guests to contribute to the fund instead of giving a physical wedding gift.
That way, you have the funds available to afford the wedding of your dreams, everything from wedding dress and venue to honeymoon and even the first married couple milestones like first house.
4. Not Everything Will Go Perfectly — But It Doesn’t Mean Your Wedding Won’t Be Perfect
We’ll take our chances and make this statement: no wedding goes exactly planned. Yes, there could be a slight drizzle or the bride’s wedding dress tears at the sleeve.
In order to make the most of your wedding day, plan for the unexpected: stash some safety pins in your purse for tears. Plus, buy some cheap umbrellas in advance if it’s projected to rain on your wedding day.
No matter what happens— rain or shine— your intimate wedding will be memorable. Use one, some, or all of these tips to help make your wedding beautiful and special. What other tips do you have? Be sure to share!