5 reasons to consider an intimate wedding!
Why you should consider an intimate/micro wedding – COVID- 19 restrictions?
With the moving target that is Covid-19 restrictions currently in full flight, planning a wedding with any degree of certainty is near impossible. One way to ensure that your wedding can go ahead sooner rather than later, is to consider an intimate wedding!
With the current restrictions being 50 people indoors, including hotel staff & suppliers, your wedding will have to be an intimate affair, if you want it to go ahead with certainty in the foreseeable future. Lets delve into intimate weddings to see if we can be tempted!
September 18th Bride here 😁 I empathise with the worries we all have but I am really surprised that many are not seeing the positives!
45 PEOPLE IS PERFECT. The universe has given you a chance to have a wedding where you actually know and love every person attending and can spend ample time at their table rather than pegging it like Linford Christy from table to table !!! Not to mention the excuse to have ANOTHER wedding party or renewal in a year or so.
Social Distancing has its merits. No waiting at the bar for a jar. Individual portions of roasties = no anxiety attack about Susan scoffing the lot. Gone is the self-conscious, polite selection of sweets under a watchful eye – Enjoy an individually bagged selection just for you. Not to mention an excuse to avoid hugging the token in-law who bangs of the burger.
11.30 finish? Grand! Start everything 2 hours earlier and hang out in your accommodation talking shite for the remaining few hours, before enjoying your early night with your handsome husband, and arise fresh as the daisy you are for your full Irish the following morning 🥰.
Borrowed from HIGM Facebook Group – Thank You, Emma!
Photo from Small intimate wedding in co. Mayo last week
Alice and Cathal – Thank You!
So let’s do this! 5 reasons to consider an intimate wedding!
You can get married!
It’s quite easy to get lost in all the bells and whistles that go with planning a wedding, and the real reason why the wedding is happening can get parked & sidelined. You have chosen to start the next chapter of your life with your partner, and for some, this simply cannot start soon enough! An intimate wedding is a current gateway for this.
An intimate wedding can cost as much as you choose it to. Some people think smaller wedding equals a smaller budget, but we certainly don’t think that around here! We agree wholeheartedly with Kristi Richardson, a wedding planner, who says ‘A wedding is not about spending the least amount of money or the most amount of money, they are about spending good money on the elements that are most important to you and your partner’
If you were originally planning on a vast number of guests and are now considering less than 30 (a micro wedding is defined as a wedding with less than 30 guests including the wedding couple), your budget can adjust to these numbers. You may now be able to look at different venues, photographers & videographers to name but a few suppliers you may not have been in a position to consider with the higher guest numbers. It’s always nice to have the flexibility and some wriggle room while selecting suppliers! Remember Kristi’s wise words :)
Unusual venues can now appear on the radar
Smaller numbers certainly bring unique and atypical wedding venues into play. These venues tend to be very intimate themselves, so will not host any sort of crowd. If you want somewhere that your guests won’t forget in a hurry, this could be a reason that sways you towards an intimate wedding!
Wedding Reception Flexibility
Smaller numbers can certainly help non-traditional aspects of wedding receptions happen. Speeches can happen when you want, rather than the strict before or after the meal that certain venues would have to adhere to. You can choose to have them at the drinks reception, with everyone sitting around you.
At your meal, you would have flexibility in your seating arrangement. With smaller numbers, you would have a great choice on the table layout. You could really make that room your own!
More Quality Time With Guests
With a smaller number of guests, you will certainly get more time and opportunity to mingle with all your guests, throughout the day and evening. Your guests are there for you & your partner, and it’s a lovely touch (but luxury for many couples) to get round to the them all and be able to have a proper chat and a drink. It would most certainly add a special something to the wedding day experience for your guests.
So there you have it, 5 reasons to consider a smaller wedding!
Different strokes for different folks, but it may just be some food for thought for anyone on the fence :)
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