Small is beautiful
During these uncertain times with the COVID19 pandemic nothing in life has been normal, weddings included.
We’ve had so many questions come in from Brides-to be wondering how weddings will look in the future and whether their weddings will even be able to take place this year. As it stands at the time of writing this blog, we still have no clear instructions as to how and when weddings may recommence but it would seem that large weddings may be a thing of the past and that smaller weddings may be the way to go. So here are a few ideas for the smaller wedding.
- Having fewer people on your guest list gives you so much scope to have a really intimate and meaningful wedding. If you are lucky enough to have a big garden, why not plan an alfresco dinner with just a few of your closest family and friends
- Decide what’s most important to you and your partner, with a smaller wedding there may not be a need for Order of Service or Wedding Favours so why not spend the money saved on making your invitation memorable and something that each guest will want to keep as a remembrance of the day.
- A fantastic Photographer is also a great investment for the smaller wedding. The guests that you choose will make for creating an intimate atmosphere where your photographer will be able to capture the laughter, tears and those moments you’ll treasure most.
- Then of course there’s the menu. With fewer guests you can be highly indulgent and creative with your choices – pairing fine wines with each course.
- Remember to make your space count. Consider lighting, flowers, fabrics and anything that create an ambience for the whole space and not just the tables. Consider the lighting and add those little touches that will be remembered for years to come. Why not include some family heirlooms such as china dinner services.
The other thing we have heard from Brides so many times during this ‘lock-down’ is that they feel that their ‘Happy Ever After’ has been taken away from them.
Always remember, your wedding day is only just the gateway to your Happy Ever After. This begins in the days, months and years after the wedding.
Take care and stay safe!