Emma Oosthuizen
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Wedding planning, while exciting, can also be quite stressful. Many engaged couples wonder whether it is even possible to have a simple wedding. Yes, there is good news! 

If you are the one doing the planning, you do not need a lot of money or hundreds of guests to have a wonderful wedding. The following are eight intimate wedding ideas to help you plan the intimate wedding of your dreams. 

Budget Preparation 

A wedding in the United Kingdom typically costs between £12,961 in Wales and £17,451 in London, with the average cost falling somewhere in the middle. The honeymoon, as well as the flowers, cake, and photography, are all included. This number, however, is subject to change depending on the type of venue used for the wedding as well as the theme that will be used. 

If your wedding will only have a few people in attendance, you can expect the costs to be on the lower end, around 10,000 pounds. 

Using a Photographer on the Job 

Before you start looking for a photographer to capture the special moments of your intimate wedding, you should first decide what type of photography most appeals to you. Do you want photos taken in the photojournalist style, capturing candid moments throughout the day? 

Or do you prefer more formal, traditional photos in which you pose for the camera? People have varying levels of interest in photography’s various subgenres. Taking all of this into account can help you find a photographer who meets your requirements. For small weddings, images captured in a photojournalistic or candid style work well. 

The Location Selection 

“How should I go about choosing a location?” 

When it comes to small weddings, this is a frequently asked question. Before deciding on a location, check in with yourself and ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Do you want to find a beautiful outdoor location near your home or rent a venue? 
  • Do you prefer the opulence of a hotel ballroom or the rustic charm of a barn? 
  • What is your financial limit? 
  • If you want a beautiful outdoor location close to your house but don’t have a lot of money to spend on the event, a backyard wedding at a friend’s house can be a good option. 

Making a Wedding Dress Selection 

To begin, I’d like to emphasize that you don’t have to spend a fortune on your wedding gown to look like a million bucks on your wedding day. The latest wedding gown styles are designed to fit and look good on a variety of body types, and the best part is that they are not prohibitively expensive. 

You can choose between a high-necked, fitted gown that will give you a more formal appearance and a simple gown in the style of an empire that is both easy to move in and enhances your body shape. 

Getting ready for the reception 

It is possible to have an intimate wedding while also hosting a high-quality reception. The first thing you must do is decide on the specific type of reception that you want. You can host a formal reception in the form of a sit-down meal with three courses and a sit-down meal. If you choose this option, you will also have the option of having a small dance floor. You can also host the reception in the style of a buffet, with a variety of finger foods. 

Even if only a few people are attending the wedding, the table should be decorated. If you want to save money without sacrificing style, all you need is a patterned table runner and some wildflowers. 

Construct a Miniature Cake 

Make your wedding cake into a confection worthy of a fairy tale that is unique to you. Even though a three-tiered wedding cake is a norm, if your guest list is small, you should probably opt for a more manageable dessert. When preparing your small cake, remember that the most important thing to remember is that it is not about the size, but rather about the flavor. 

Ensure that the flavor of the cake is remembered by the guests long after the event has ended. 

Make Use of a Skilled Local Live Group 

When it comes to living music for your wedding, you have several options; however, if you enjoy dancing, you might want to splurge on a live band. Given the limited number of guests, a small band of a few musicians is a good choice. Your guests will not be overwhelmed, but they will have plenty of entertainment options to choose from. 

A Welcome Gift Basket for Visitors 

You are the host of a small wedding and want to express your love and gratitude to your guests by throwing a one-of-a-kind party in keeping with the theme you have planned for the occasion. And what better way to express your gratitude to your guests than to greet them with a welcome box and a box of donuts as soon as they arrive at your event?