Deciding on a small or large wedding is often one of the first steps in wedding planning. Figuring out how to keep the guest list small can often be a source of anxiety for many people. There are some advantages to a small wedding, however, that should not be overlooked. I had the privilege of working on an intimate wedding at the Castle Hotel and Spa that really highlighted why it can be great to go small.
The couple, Shweta and John only had 30 people in attendance for their wedding. One of the challenges is finding a venue that will allow you to host such a small event. However, one of the advantages is that you can choose from more unique locations and decide on a place that has special meaning for you as a couple.
Another big advantage is the ability to splurge on other aspects of your wedding since you don’t have to worry about the large catering costs. Whether you decide to decorate the wedding of your dreams or find the photographer to die for during this once-in-a-lifetime event, keeping the wedding small gives you more flexibility to bring to life the event you’ve always wished for.
The couple decided on a romantic style with a purple and white color theme. In order to bring this event to life, we focused on the flowers and décor to add to that sense of romance and beauty. For the bridal bouquet, we used multiple shades of purple roses, purple stock, and wrapped it in ivory ribbon. For the centerpieces, we used a gold candle holder with pillar candles and flowers to bring some grandeur and romance to this intimate event.
The greatest thing about a small, intimate wedding is that you have the opportunity to enjoy the event with all of those who were invited. With only 30 people present, both Shweta and John were able to focus on all the people they loved and make them a real part of their special day. What a pleasure it was to see all the love in the room!