Intimate, romantic and unforgettable...
There is something truly special about a small wedding; the intimacy of spending your big day with only the closest friends and loved ones, the ones who are a part of your lives today and tomorrow. Not only does a small wedding allow you to freely choose who you would like to share it with, but with it comes a romance, intimacy and a level of privacy that is undeniable.
How to make planning your intimate wedding simply unforgettable…
Once your decision for a small wedding is made, be sure to share your vision and ‘big’ day dreams with your friends and family, so they can understand what is most important to you. The more open and firm you are about your plans, the sooner they understand and support your decision, whether they agree or not.
Discuss the guest list with your family and friends, as they will inevitably enquire and have an opinion about it, gather their thoughts and suggestions, but remember at the end of the day, it is your wedding and it is ok not to invite EVERYONE. Make the decision at the start to only invite the nearest and dearest and stick to it, if they are distant relatives, an unknown plus one or an acquaintance then it is a certain no.
Money matters…be sure to have a budget, just because it is a smaller wedding, it doesn’t mean it is necessarily cheaper, plan your spending carefully and keep track of all spending along the way. There are lots of FREE wedding planning guides available online. On the other hand, with fewer guests, there may be extra budget, and you may want to splurge on other aspects of the day rather than guests.
A small venue = less people, so if it is an intimate wedding you choose, pick a venue to fit. The Montagu Arms Hotel, New Forest provides the perfect elegant setting for your intimate wedding for up to 30 guests.
Unlike larger groups where you need to cater to most tastes, with a smaller group of guests you can afford to be a little more extravagant with your menu choice for your wedding breakfast. Choose a menu full of the tastes of the New Forest and really whet the appetites of your guests.