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Planning a Small Wedding: 3 Ideas for an Unforgettable Ceremony

Posted November 26, 2019 by in Lifestyle
floral decoration at a wedding ceremony outdoors

    

Almost $34,000 was spent on the average wedding in 2018. However, some of us don’t need a large, intricate cake, or a fancy dress, or one hundred guests. All we need is the essentials. We need a bit of family and a few friends, a small place to meet, and the person we love to make our vows with.

However, even a small wedding can be a great place to get creative. There are plenty of ways to make your small wedding incredible. We’ll talk about just a few possibilities in the paragraphs below:

  1. Choose a Small Venue

There’s no shortage of great places in the world, and plenty of them are small enough for an intimate wedding. What wedding venue you choose depends on your budget and personality.

There’s nothing wrong with holding your wedding in your own home or back yard if you can find room for all the guests.

You can also choose city hall if you don’t want to deal with all the intricacies of a professional venue. If you want a more traditional venue, but don’t want anything too huge, you could try a small local church.

  1. Catering

Catering can be very expensive, especially since most caterers charge per person. While having a small guest list will save you money when it comes to catering, there are ways to make things more affordable without kicking people out of your wedding.

One of the best ways to save money is to use a traditional approach and make the food yourself. You could also ask a friend or a relative if you have one who’s a good cook. Either way, there are many foods that are fairly easy to make in large helpings.

However, a lot happens when you’re planning a wedding, even a small wedding. If you’d prefer not to burden yourself or anyone you know with the responsibility of preparing the food, you could always ask a local restaurant.

This is especially useful if you’re a very social person or live in a small town. You may know some of the local business owners well enough to ask them for extra help.

  1. For the Guests

One of the benefits of saving money on food or venue is that you can afford to do a little more when it comes to the actual ceremony. Maybe you want to give everyone party favors or host a series of games and activities leading up to the wedding.

While you don’t have to have any special surprises or events, they are a great way to make your wedding stand out.


A small wedding appeals to a lot of people, whether you’re humble or just don’t have much money. However, a small wedding doesn’t have to be a forgettable one. There are many little twists and fun ideas to help make your small wedding unique and classy.

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