Beauty of an Elopement or an Intimate Wedding
5 Ways to Make Your Intimate Wedding or Elopement Just as Magical
As they’re all saying, “Love Isn’t Cancelled”. Whether you’re overwhelmed with having to postpone your wedding, thinking about canceling your big day or stressing to figure out how you will celebrate your big day, there are always other options for you and your loved one. Instead of getting depressed or angry about the changes that have had to happen, think about eloping or having a small intimate wedding. Not every wedding has to be big to be special. Having an elopement or an intimate wedding with a few loved ones can be extra special.
To help alleviate your stress, check out these 5 ways that are sure to make your elopement or intimate wedding just as magical.
Personalize Your Wedding Decor
Detail is everything when it comes to your big day. Make sure you pay attention to the small details, smaller does not mean simpler. Have your small wedding stand out, even with the smallest details. Think about cute wedding favors or fun activities for you and your guests. Small favors make your guests feel loved, especially when they are personalized.
Your wedding is mainly about you and your spouse-to-be, so make sure that you have a personal moment that will help your big day feel a bit more like you. Some cute ideas- show off your new last name by adding a hashtag to all your photos, a wedding playlist favor, family photo wall, and many more unique ideas. Brides, this is your time to shine in that beautiful wedding dress. Make your wedding dress more comfortable and casual – you’ll feel better and give your wedding that personal touch.
Pick a Cozy Venue
You’re going to love this answer: anywhere! Yes, you dreamed of getting married in that beautiful banquet hall or a stunning venue, but are those venues personal to you, does it feel unique? Having and elopement or an intimate wedding opens the doors to being unique and flexible with the location. Elope on top of a mountain, or in a forest. Have your intimate wedding ocean side, or even at your childhood home. This is one of the beauties of having an elopement or an intimate wedding.
Budget, Budget, Budget….
Let’s face it: weddings are expensive, no matter small or large. Downsizing your big day will save you a nice chunk of money to use for a beautiful honeymoon. It’s all about priorities if you want a big celebration with family and friends, a micro or intimate wedding is the way to go. If you still want a beautiful wedding, but dream of an amazing honeymoon, resort to an elopement. Only you know how much you have to spend on your day, so pull out your budget guide. A great way to stay under your budget is to have a wedding fund. Have your family and friends contribute to your day instead of providing you with physical gifts. In regards to an elopement, a cost-efficient way to make things official is to go to your local courthouse. If you want something a little nicer, hire an officiant, and have a weekend getaway at a beautiful resort.
Hire a Professional Photographer
Should you hire a professional photographer for your elopement or intimate wedding, the answer is yes. The cameras on our phones are improving by the day, but you will never be able to capture the same photos as a professional photographer would. With the money that you are saving by eloping or having an intimate wedding, go ahead and spend some money on a professional photographer. These types of moments only happen once, and you want to be able to look back at your wedding day fondly, and have beautifully captured photos.
Do Things Your Way and Enjoy The Day!
No wedding goes exactly as planned, so be prepared! Things happen, but in order to make the most of your wedding day, plan for the unexpected: bring some bobby pins just in case your curls fall out, bring a tide-to-go pen because we all know it’s hard to eat in white, most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the day! An elopement and intimate wedding still include all the elements of a traditional wedding: flowers, a ceremony, a white dress, dinner, cake, but make things better. Splurge on a gourmet dinner, get more satisfying flower arrangements, do things your way! Take advantage of having a smaller wedding and allow for a more personalized and memorable celebration with your friends and family.
Photography: Quinyon DeBerry Photography: Autumn River Media