How to plan a small wedding

Written by Rea Shaw


Posted on December 10 2020

Just because you have decided to have a small wedding doesn't mean you have to have any less of a celebration. They are growing in popularity as they are more intimate, cheaper and you can make them more person and unique. So with that in mind here are some great ideas for you to throw an epic small wedding.
You have lots of options to you for holding a smaller wedding. Your back garden, the woods, or your favourite restaurant. Hiring an exclusive unique venue will feel more private and lots to fun having it to yourself. 
Only invite your VIPs! You are allowed to be more selective with your guest choices as everyone will know the reason why they are not invited is because you have chosen to downsize for whatever your reason. So everyone who is invited should be close to you, and people you can't imagine not being there with you to celebrate.
Wedding Party
Having a smaller wedding means you can skip having a bridesmaids and ushers, which is totally fine. You can allocate siblings to any roles you may need.
Weekday Wedding
More couples are getting married in the week as the cost is a little bit cheaper, and with less guests it is easier to do this and you will have less guests who need to take time off.
More personal
Making your day more personal to you will be more doable as you won't have a large guest list to contend with. Things like table decor and place settings can really start to add up once you get going and is where a lot of your time and money will end up. So you will have more time to focus on adding personal touches, such as handwritten notes to each guest, or picking wild flowers in the morning of your wedding to make a bouquet to hold. 
More intimate
You will get to spend more time with your guests chatting, laughing, and sharing stories which will make it unforgettable as you will be focussed on less people. 
Dine in style
With fewer guests it will be easier to choose food you love to eat without worrying if everyone will like it. It will be more like a dinner party where you can enjoy sharing grazing platters, and take more time to eat together making it more of an experience. 
Usually under 50 guests is classed as a small wedding. Which for many couples this is your nearest and dearest family and friends, which are most important to you anyway. 



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