There are some really great practical reasons for having a small wedding, but downsizing your ceremony does not mean downscaling your celebrations. Far from it! Here’s how to have the most magical, meaningful and memorable tiny wedding ever!
Reasons to have a small wedding
The biggest possible reason to reduce your wedding guest list is that it will immediately reduce your stress level.
You want to enjoy the whole wedding planning experience and fewer guests mean:
- Travel arrangements are easier to make
- Accommodation is simpler to book
- Venue choices open up otherwise inaccessible areas to tiny wedding parties
- You can spend more quality time with each guest on your special day
Bridal budgets go further
Reducing the number of people attending your wedding ceremony means your budget goes further and you can now upgrade to quality over quantity!
You can make your first toast as a married couple with champagne over sparkling wine – start as you mean to go on!
Complement a better choice of wine by selecting a la carte dishes rather than your caterer’s set menu.
Upgrade your accommodation to the best you can afford, this is your chance to revel in total luxury – you deserve it!
Chat to your photographer and videographer about a complete package that captures the build up to your special day as well as every moment of the ceremony and celebrations.
Floral designers can really go to town and make a huge difference to the look and feel of a micro wedding by going for opulent over the top designs.
Having an outdoor elopement ceremony? Who says you can’t still have chandeliers, candelabras and crystal cut glass?!
Select the services of a professional celebrant who will write a ceremony that is totally personalised around your love story and create that intensely romantic feeling you always dreamed of as you gaze into each other’s eyes and say your vows.
So whether you are a newly engaged couple at the planning stages or a couple having to reschedule your wedding ceremony, it is well worth having only essential VIP guests and downsizing your day to reduce stress BUT go full-on over the top extravagant with every single other detail to create the most memorable, magical and meaningful mini wedding ever!
Author: Debbie Skyrme is an award winning Celebrant in Spain officiating elopements, weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.
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