Overwhelmed by the thought of gathering 200+ of your “nearest and dearest” together for your wedding day? Have you considered eloping to avoid the crowd? Instead, have all the pieces of a wedding, but on a much smaller scale. There are several reasons why someone might choose to have a small wedding. Here are a few:
Cost: Weddings can be expensive affairs, and a smaller guest list means that you'll be able to save money on things like catering, venue rental, and decorations. Our venue rental fee is only $3500 for the whole building and includes a planner, this compares to area venues who charge $14,000+ for a portion of a building and no services.
Intimacy: A small wedding allows you to focus on the people who matter most to you. You'll be able to spend more time with your guests and create a more personal and meaningful experience.
Less stress: With a smaller wedding, there are fewer fewer people to manage. This can lead to a more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day. with truely personalized comforts.
More flexibility: A smaller wedding gives you more flexibility in terms of venue and scheduling. You'll have more options for where and when to hold the wedding, as you won't need to find a space large enough to accommodate a large guest list.
Environmental impact: Weddings can have a significant environmental impact, and a smaller wedding can help reduce that impact. By having fewer guests, you'll be able to reduce the amount of waste generated and the carbon footprint of your wedding.
Here are a few of our tips to help you achieve your vision
Keep your guest list small: Start by creating a guest list that includes only your closest friends and family members. This will ensure that your wedding feels intimate and personal. Bonus NO HUGGING STRANGERS!! No need to invite the whole office. Shrinking the guest list creates the opportunity for great memories with every single guest.
Choose a smaller venue: Look for venues that are smaller and more intimate, such as Gather! This will help create a warm and cozy atmosphere for your wedding. You can do this without compromising on privacy or character. Small groups in large rooms leaves room for questions. Gather is perfect for groups up to 80.
Simplify your decorations: You don't need to go overboard with decorations for a small wedding. Focus on a few key elements, such as a beautiful bouquet of flowers, simple centerpieces, or some lanterns to add a touch of ambiance. Choosing a venue with great built-in character also helps reduce the need to bring in decor. Gather offers several backdrops which cater to the different pieces of your wedding day. Outdoor soaces i=often mean less need for decor as that is left up to mother nature!
Consider a small catering service: Consider hiring a small catering service that specializes in intimate weddings or memorable experiences. Think interactive stations like Pho, Ice Cream social, Mac and Cheese bar or go big with an elaborate a detailed menu, a multi-course meal with wine pairings, a chef manned buffet, or a fun food truck on-site, the options are infinite with a smaller wedding.
Personalize your ceremony: A small wedding provides an opportunity to create a more personal and meaningful ceremony. Write your own vows or incorporate personalized touches, such as a special reading or a poem that is meaningful to you and your partner. Connecting with each other is the priority but connecting with your guests is important too. A personalized ceremony makes room for things like inside jokes, guest participation and making memories.
Large or small your wedding day should be about YOU. Create the vision YOU love and you will LOVE your wedding day.
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