A small wedding sets the stage for plenty of personalization opportunities. According to the Wedding Planner Institute, personal style is the main priority for couples. 47% of men say customization is important, and 51% of women say it’s an important factor in their wedding planning process. A small event may be the perfect way to make your special day even more amazing. Here are some tips.
1. Have a Small Wedding Party
Instead of choosing three or four people each for your wedding party, choose only one or two people to stand with you as you make your vows. You can personalize the ceremony by having each of them say a few words before you say your vows out loud. With intimate weddings, a bridal party can be a distraction and can also leave some guests feeling hurt that they weren’t part of the party.
2. Choose a Wedding Theme
Depending on what you’re dreaming of having at your wedding, there are many different themes you can choose from. Choose a theme that you and your partner find special and will make your day even more special. You can make the ceremony the serious part of the wedding, and have fun planning the theme for your reception. The sky is the limit when it comes to wedding themes.
Some popular ideas are the “Great Gatsby” theme, where everyone dresses in 1920s-style clothing. A “Country Wedding” theme can be great for an outdoor celebration. Using hay bales instead of chairs, serving BBQ, and more can drive home a fun country theme. A theme can really customize your wedding to your likeness.
3. Ditch the Traditions If You Don’t Want Them
A good rule of thumb for personalizing a wedding is to do what feels right. Standing on wedding traditions can make the day feel like it belongs to someone else and is not your own. If you don’t want to wear white, then don’t wear white. If you don’t like the idea of handing out favors, then don’t. Opt for a different dessert if you don’t want a towering wedding cake. Do your wedding your way.
A small wedding gives you much more flexibility regarding décor, venue options, menu options, and more. You can highly personalize a small wedding, and take the opportunity to create a wedding as unique as your relationship. Start by booking a venue that makes small weddings unforgettable with our beautiful venue option.