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How to organise a small and intimate wedding

October 15, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

When it comes to weddings there are many things to consider but one of the most important is whether you want a large, elaborate function or a small, intimate affair. While some people like the thought of inviting hundreds of guests, others would prefer to keep things a little more personal, so if a cosier event is more to your taste, here are five tips to help you prepare.

  1. Do your research
    With sites such as http://www.brideonline.com.au/ offering a wealth of wedding-related information at your fingertips, you’ll be able to find everything you want and more via the internet. From flowers to photographers, bridesmaid dresses to honeymoons there’s a wealth of choice these days, so do your research and make sure you have the best of the best for your big day.
  2. Think carefully about the guest list
    Everyone loves a good wedding but if you’re planning a small celebration you’ll have to be brutal with the guest list. Close friends and family are a good place to start, but don’t feel obliged to invite Uncle George’s long lost brother if you don’t have the room. Of course, you won’t please everyone but at least you’ll only have your nearest and dearest at the ceremony.

If things really kick off and people aren’t happy at your decision not to invite certain relatives or acquaintances, you could always promise to throw a post-wedding bash for anyone who didn’t attend the actual day. Or, you could simply head off to one of Australia’s most beautiful locations on honeymoon and leave the bickering behind. After all, it’s your wedding.

  1. Book the right venue
    The venue can make or break a wedding, so think about how many people you’re inviting before booking the location. If you’re only got 50 guests, for instance, hiring out a large, opulent hotel room for the wedding dinner might not be a good idea as it could feel extremely empty. Instead, why not occupy a pretty little courtyard or see if your favourite romantic restaurant could open their doors to you for the day?
  2. Think about the food
    Do you really need a caterer? If your wedding is only small you might be able to make the food yourself or allocate certain tasks to willing family members. There are plenty of delicious cookbooks out there and recipes on the web, so it’s certainly well worth browsing through a few mouth-watering ideas and coming up with your own tailored array of culinary delights. If you do go down this route, however, make sure you bake enough food as running short is certainly a wedding no-no.
  3. Don’t compromise on style
    Just because you’re throwing a small wedding doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Intimate venues can still be decorated with glistening chandeliers, beautiful flowers, flickering candles and anything else that might take your liking and of course your table arrangements should be sensational. If you’re not sure where to start regarding décor, pick a colour scheme that takes your fancy and work around it. Sometimes it’s good to start off plain (such as white table cloths and chair covers) before adding say fuchsia accessories such seat covers or bouquets.

There are many ways to make your small wedding memorable, so give these top tips a go and tie the knot in style.

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