Planning an intimate wedding

It’s been a turbulent year and many couples who were destined to be married in the first half of 2020 have been unable to have the wedding they planned. With lockdown being loosened and weddings of up to thirty people now able to take place safely more couples are able to get married in intimate ceremonies and celebrations. 

An intimate wedding isn’t just for lockdown though, and I think we might see a rise in smaller celebrations in the years to come. Here are my top planning and styling tips for a gorgeous intimate wedding that doesn’t have to break the budget. 


Having a wedding under 50 people is a great option if you have a smaller budget, or you want to splurge on things such as a destination venue , food, décor. Less stress and complications also comes with fewer guests and In the right venue it can create a warm intimate feeling. 


A smaller wedding means that you don’t need such a big venue and you can get creative with your spaces. There are some lovely private family homes that you can hire for a weekend or dining rooms in character filled restaurants. How about a show stopper roof top cocktail bar? 


The most important thing to remember when you are choosing your wedding venue is that you don’t want it to be so big that guests get lost. You need a space that is small enough to fit everyone in but to also create intimacy. 

For me one of the best things about smaller weddings is that you have more options for personalisation. With less guests, there is more opportunity for guests to be wowed and their experience can be made so very special and you are able to highlight what’s important to you as a couple. 


You are able to spend more of your budget in areas such as personalised place settings for guests, gourmet food trucks and premier entertainment. 

When you start to introduce more details it can become a little bit more complicated so don’t underestimate the need for a wedding planner or on the day coordinator to ensure that you have the very best suppliers on board and that you don’t need to worry about a single thing on the day. 


A smaller wedding brings so much opportunity for creativity and personalisation. You can have your nearest and dearest close to you on the day and not skimp on any of the important details.

For more information and help on planning your perfect elopement or small wedding in the UK, Surrey, Sussex or Kent then let’s chat!

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