A small wedding has several benefits that make them very attractive, as many couples nowadays choose to focus on gathering intimate groups to celebrate their union. According to The Knot’s 2021 Real Wedding Study, over 15,000 couples answered questions about entertainment, dates, and where they focused their budget, and many participants prioritized creating an intimate day! To make yours unforgettable, consider the following tips.
Set a Budget
Even if you are going small, you need a financial plan, as wedding costs can start to stack up if you don’t set a budget from the beginning. It can be very easy to lose sight of how much you’re spending without a budget to keep you on track.
Hire a Planner
Wedding planning can be stressful for the engaged couple, but it doesn’t have to be! A wedding planner with experience in planning intimate events is an excellent option for keeping your stress down. A planner will bring some unique ideas to the table, and they have a network of industry vendors that they can tap into as well.
Curate Your Guest List
You may think that having an intimate and small wedding is easier than having a large one, and for the most part, it is. However, managing your guest list may be the hardest part. Leaving people off the list can be difficult but necessary if you want to keep your number down.
You can keep your guest count down by setting parameters for what that means to you and your partner. For example, adults only, first cousins only, or no work friends are all parameters that you could use.
Make it Personal
One of the biggest benefits of hosting a small wedding is that you will have more money to spend on personalized options. You’ll have more opportunities to make each guest feel valued. Special menus are less of a problem, and catering to your small list of guests is much easier.
You can have the intimate wedding you have always dreamed of by following these simple tips and tricks. Learn more about how to make your small event a very special one by contacting The Boathouse today! We’re happy to show you our gorgeous Colorado venue and begin planning your special day.