One of the most exciting things about intimate, micro-weddings is you often have more freedom to custom make the day to fit your style and personality. It’s much easier to devote your time to details when you’re hosting a 20-person wedding versus a 200-person wedding. With intimate weddings, you have more time to devote yourself to the planning process, often have a more flexible budget to spend on the things you really want, and you get to spend the day with your closest loved ones. Here’s some of our current favorite intimate wedding inspiration that we’re loving right now!
Ditch the 4-tiered wedding cake for mini desserts, cupcakes, or donuts! Fill your desserts table with your favorite treats and delicacies, giving your guests options and the ability to try more than just one.
Or you can do what this one couple did and provide individual mini cakes for each guest! We love the personalized aspect this gives to your wedding!
Sometimes couples may not want to write their own vows if they’re going to be sharing them in front of a large crowd, even if the crowd is full of family and friends. Intimate weddings provide a smaller crowd which is most likely made up of your closest loved ones, creating a more relaxed and comfortable environment and giving you the space to share your own special vows.
With smaller weddings, your reception tables can keep everyone close enough to interact with each other, preventing some of those awkward tables or groups who might seem a bit separated from everyone else. Chances are, most people at intimate weddings already know most everyone else, and if not, they have the chance to get to know each other!
You can also put more focus on tablescapes with a smaller wedding. Pay attention to details by adding printed menus, name cards, vintage drinking goblets, and fun napkin and place settings!
Small Bridal Parties
Small bridal parties (or not having them at all) is becoming more and more common. In line with keeping things smaller, keep your bridal party to just one or two of your closest friends. Consider having just a maid of honor and best man standing by your side.
Since having a smaller guest count often means you don’t have to spend so much on catering and other rentals, you can use your wedding budget more for splurging than just covering the cost of your guest count. We’re loving how so many intimate and micro-weddings are going above and beyond on their floral arrangements. It adds elegance to the whole affair and helps pull everything together!
When couples host larger weddings, they often spend a lot of the reception time trying to greet everyone and accept all their guests' best wishes and blessings. As sweet as it is to chat with everyone, it often takes more time than most couples realize and can easily eat away at your reception time (aka party time). Since there are fewer tables at smaller weddings, you are able to spend quality time at each table while also not taking away from your reception time. Have fun dancing the night away!
Are you looking for more inspiration and ideas for your big day? Head over to our Pinterest page and get inspired!
Interested in hosting an intimate wedding at Four Oaks? Reach out and see if we're the right fit for you!
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