You’ve decided on an intimate affair and now need some small wedding ideas for the big day… we’re here to help! When you don’t have a large amount of guests to think about, the traditions don’t have to be the main focus – it’s even more about you and the closest people to the two of you!
You can not only make it perfect for you, but also enhance your guest experience with the decisions you make; there are restrictions that won’t be relevant due to the size of your wedding guest list, and some elements you can really splurge on! Here’s our top 5 small wedding ideas for your big day…
Think outside the box when it comes to your venue; having a small number of guests may mean you have more opportunities to get married somewhere a little different. Depending on the type of ceremony you want, you could look at your favourite outdoor spot, where the two of you met, a museum or art gallery or even your favourite restaurant, the choice is yours!
The Bridal Details
One place you can really splurge is the bridal details; after all the day is all about you! There are so many bridal details that you can choose to make your day even more special and memorable. Why not have some personalised lingerie for the morning of the wedding, a luxury silk and lace garter and for your something blue, an embroidered label sewn into the back of your dress… and don’t forget to get your photographer to capture all the tiny personalised details!
The Food and Drink
For your wedding breakfast you could go super intimate with a picnic for your guests, a food van to serve festival style, individual food and drink hampers for each of your guests or if you want some fine dining luxury, hire a personal chef and cocktail bar to cook your wedding breakfast and serve your drinks in style. You could even have a cocktail masterclass course for you and your guests!
The cake is something you could still go big on! It could be the centre piece of your day and you could build your decor around it. Having a showstopper cake does not mean waste, there’s more for you and your guests to eat (always an added bonus) and if there are people you still want to include, but they weren’t there on the day, you could box up individual pieces and send them as gifts!
If you don’t want a wedding cake there are some excellent alternatives; why not have a cheeseboard cake as one of your courses, a whole dessert table with mini individual cakes and sweet treats or hire an ice cream cart for the day!
Your table styling is something you should definitely pay attention to for a small intimate wedding. With less guests you can really enhance your guests experience with special touches.
Our personalised custom napkins are the perfect way to add the wow factor and finishing touch to your tables. We can create your own embroidery design from your wedding stationery, wedding logo, brand logo or monogram. Once your design has been created, we can embroider it onto any of our quality napkins. We have no minimum order quantity, so our napkins are ideal for small and intimate wedding receptions.
Our personalised embroidered ribbons are also another great addition to your table styling. You can use these to tie around your favour boxes, as cutlery ties or to finish off the cake or bridal bouquet . They make an unusual way to personalise your wedding table decor.
A small and intimate wedding opens up an array of opportunities and personalisation is the key to enhancing the whole experience! The day is all about you, so make sure it’s personal to you!
If you need any more help with your small wedding ideas or any of our products get in touch!
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