A small wedding is usually classified as involving 50 people or under. There are plenty of great reasons to opt for a smaller scale wedding including the overall cost, the day becomes more intimate and personal, you can spend more individual time with loved ones and fewer guests can mean less stress and a more relaxed atmosphere. In this blog post, we will offer you some small wedding inspiration including what to consider when picking your venue, decor, food, stationery and more!
From save the date cards to invitations, our personalised wedding stationery is beautifully designed to ensure everyone is prepared for your big day. All of our stationery is available in a range of themes and styles so you’ll be sure to find the right stationery for your wedding. Below we share a few of our favourites. We’ve made it easy for you to shop our range by theme and each collection features all of the stationery you will need. Below are a few of our favourites for small weddings.
Simple yet stunning, our Blush Pink Flowers range of wedding stationery will appeal to couples who are planning a classic and elegant ceremony. We've used blush pink floral arrangements in a hand-painted style to create beautiful designs, also featuring elements of rose gold and copper to finish the look.
An intricate blending of blues in a stunning watercolour finish. Our Blue Watercolour Wedding Stationery features a moody melding of eye-catching colours to suit any bride and groom looking for the perfect coordinating theme.
This stunning range of Fairy Lights Wedding Stationery is perfect for couples who want something simple and elegant for their wedding stationery. The textured-effect dove grey provides the perfect backdrop for the fairy lights, while the elegant fonts help convey your message perfectly.
As you’ll be keeping the guest list short you won’t want to go big on the wedding venue. There are lots of wedding venues across the UK that cater specifically to smaller wedding parties. These venues offer the opportunity to have a more intimate affair and won’t compromise on style or character. Don’t forget to ascertain that you have exclusive use of your venue as you may not wish to share your big day with another couple or even the general public.
You may also wish to consider a non-traditional venue such as a restaurant or even a family home. Always remember to keep the size of your wedding party in mind when choosing a venue and picture how the space you choose will work for you and your guests.
When decorating your small wedding venue consider your budget, venue and taste preferences. Why not consider incorporating photo walls or even some family heirlooms as this will add to the cosy, intimate atmosphere you are creating. The size of your tables will need to be taken into consideration when planning your table decor. If you are using on a single long table then you may want to keep things simple and thus make it easier for guests to communicate with each other.
If you have a smaller venue it may be worth dedicating one space as a relaxing break-out area to chat. Decorate depending on your wedding decor and opt for comfy cushions, sofas, armchairs and some tables for people to place their drinks and nibbles on. This offers guests a chance to step away from the festivities and have a relaxed catch up with each other in an inviting setting.
Live music is a sure-fire way to add some fun to your wedding day. You may wish to go for an elegant string quartet during your ceremony and wedding breakfast and then opt for a small band for the evening part of your day. Guests will be able to really engage with the musicians and your wedding will feel like you’re having your very own private concert.
One way to get all of your guests interacting with each other is by doing some fun group games. Things like the giant dominoes, lawn bowling, ring toss and even the limbo will have your guests loosened up and enjoying your big day in no time. Also, a photo booth will always be a hit at any wedding as they allow guests to create their own tangible memories of your special day.
We hope this has given you some fabulous small wedding inspiration. Remember, you don’t need a massive wedding party to have an unforgettable day. For more wedding inspiration you can find our other blog posts here. You can also browse our entire range of beautiful wedding stationery here.