5 Ways to keep your summer wedding small, intimate, and fabulous
It’s no surprise that in 2020, many brides are selectively pursuing small and intimate weddings rather than large-scale events. What’s more is that so many brides, planners, and wedding professionals have been evolving their creativity and planning to meet the event’s needs – even while social distancing.
Bottom line: in 2020, there are plenty of ways to have your fondant and eat it too!
Here are a few ways you can make the most of your wedding this summer and fall while staying safe and taking advantage of an intimate affair.
Pare Down Your Guest List To The Bare Minimum Of Attendees
To the delight of budget-conscious brides everywhere, large gatherings aren’t ideal for this moment in time. Hosting a small and intimate group means that your guest list MUST include only those who are essential: the couple getting married, the minister or officiant, and the close family or friends only. With many cities, counties, and states limiting groups of people to around 10, options to include other guests and those you aren’t especially close to are limited.
Not only does a small wedding party alleviate any financial frustration that often accompanies wedding planning, it also means that it’s more likely to be an incredibly special day that no one forgets.
Typically, small gatherings can make the most of the event and spend the whole day together instead of just a few hours at the ceremony and reception.
Plan For The Basics And Know What You Need
You will need food, beverages, a cake, the dresses or tuxes, and the rings, but what else is essential? Smaller weddings offer the added benefit of getting rid of anything that’s extraneous and allowing the couple to focus on the things that truly matter.
Come up with a list of “must-have” elements and “nice to have” elements. If your wedding venue, space, or home won’t allow for certain things, move on to the next step, and don’t be afraid to skip it.
If It Isn’t Essential, Don’t Be Afraid To Skip It.
Many couples planning their weddings are often frustrated at traditions, features, costs, or anything else they feel like they “have to” include because everyone else does it. If you want to get married in 2020 and certain aspects of wedding planning don’t appeal to you, don’t do them.
Find Little Ways To Splurge
Weddings are meant to be a celebration for couples. Publicly sharing a statement of their love for each other deserves to be commemorated in a special way. Therefore, it is encouraged that couples look for little ways to splurge for their intimate ceremony.
Perhaps there’s just enough room to hire a violinist for the day, or maybe you can splurge on a grand outdoor photography session. Whatever your splurge might be (and we’re happy to offer our suggestions!), it helps keep your wedding cause for celebration.
Highlight Your Special Details and Tell Your Story
Small gatherings allow for detail-oriented brides or couples to engage their attendees by sharing things that were special from their courtship stage.
Whether it’s photos, food, or decorations, everything at the wedding can speak to the happy couple’s personalities and their relationship. Hyper-detailed features, such as monogrammed cloth napkins, inside jokes, or generational mementos, are a hot trend for weddings right now.
Think of ways you can create a personal experience for your loved ones on your special day.
Bromberg’s has worked with brides and couples for 200 years.
For almost two centuries, Bromberg’s has helped countless brides, grooms, and happy couples find ways to celebrate their love. History teaches us that true love can survive so much, and we’re here to help you make lasting memories about that love.
Can we help you make your small, intimate wedding more special? Give us a call and let us know.
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