How to Plan an Intimate Wedding

by | Aug 19, 2020 | Weddings

Nowadays not everyone wants a big wedding. Instead it would seem that more intimate weddings are growing in popularity and this is even more apparent with the current rules in the UK on social distancing and the restricted numbers allowed today. We may also see a continued trend with smaller weddings becoming the new norm and the preferred option for many couples in 2021.

For clarification a guest list of less than twenty guests is called a micro wedding, while a small wedding is considered as having between thirty and sixty guests.

Lots of Reasons to have an Intimate Wedding

Aside from the current rules, there are plenty of reasons to have an intimate wedding, these include the following:

  • The overall cost of your wedding is likely to be less expensive.
  • You can spend more time with your loved ones on the day.
  • A small wedding can create a more personal and intimate feel.
  • An intimate wedding list is likely to include your nearest and dearest which may help deciding who to invite.

Bristol intimate wedding ceremony Whatley Manor

What type of venue do you want?

With a small wedding it is important to consider the type of venue that you want. If the venue is too big, you may lose the intimate and personal atmosphere you planned for.

You will also need to consider where you will conduct the legal part of your wedding. You may choose a registry office first, followed by a Celebrant-led wedding at the venue of your choice.

There are so many options available now for wedding venues, so really sit down and think about what kind of space that you and you partner love. Brain-storm the places that you have visited and felt inspired by, these could include museums, libraries, restaurants and outdoor spaces, the list is endless! Here is a selection of my favourite ones!

Whatley Manor –

Charlton Weddings –

Pennard House –

Heritage Park Weddings –

The Royal Crescent –

The Pear Tree –

Clifton College Weddings –

SS Great Britain –

The Clifton Pavilion –

Less is More!

Dependent on the size of your wedding, you may opt for a more relaxed dinner party style for the main part of your reception or even a garden party with buffet. Opting for a smaller and therefore less traditional wedding will ultimately give you more freedom to choose what you want for your very special day.

With a more intimate wedding, the saying ‘less is more’ is key. Just because it is smaller doesn’t mean that it won’t be just as a memorable as a large scale wedding.

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