10 or 100? Who to invite? Does size matter?
Having a relatively smaller wedding does not denote the limitations on your lavish or whimsical ideas. In fact, having an intimate wedding allows you to think big, with a small crowd, for a once in a lifetime experience. To have a small and cozy wedding means having a greater level of personalization for you and your significant other. Many things in small weddings could be DIY, especially for your decorations and guest favours, which sometimes can be challenging for weddings with 250 guests, just because it's less in both quantity and cost.
In general, a couple considers having a small wedding mainly due to budget. But this does not have to be the only case. Either way a wedding reflects you two, surrounded by people who love you and want to celebrate with you. So why not pare it down a little?
So, how can you amaze everyone (including yourself!) with an intimate wedding?
Skip the tradition and keep it close!
At the ceremony, keep everyone close (in proximity) for your vows. It's not necessary to make it extremely formal either. Especially when you have two different religious beliefs, having a small ceremony is always a good way to combine a bit of ‘this or that’ elements, make it simpler for every guest to feel comfortable and understand your background, and give you their warmest blessing in a meaningful way. Having a smaller sized ceremony also makes the guests feel like they are a part of the nuptials because they are physically sitting closer to all the action. Quick tip: When you mutually decide not to have any ritual ceremonial moments, it’s best to write and read a little paragraph to the one you love, and which will pepper in laughter and tears with your close friends for some great memories.
More choices, go outside of the box!
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