Special Touches For Your Intimate Wedding

Maybe you’re planning a micro wedding because of current government restrictions, or maybe it’s your wedding day of choice and you were always intending to plan a romantic and heartfelt intimate wedding. Whatever the reason, no doubt you will be searching for inspiration on how to make your smaller wedding feel every bit as special as a larger celebration.

The best advice I can give is to keep your special day personal and a true reflection of you both. Whilst remembering that although your guest list is small this doesn’t mean that everything else needs to follow suit.

The possibilities are endless and with fewer guests to look after you can invest in elements of your wedding day that are particularly important to you, such as a beautiful styled tablescape, your dream wedding gown or booking the ultimate photographer that would have been out of budget if you were planning a bigger wedding day.

However, fewer guests doesn’t always equate to fewer decision, so today I’m delighted to share my ideas on how to ensure you plan a wedding day that is unique and personal even with a smaller guest list.

Food & drink

When planning a larger wedding couples will often be looking at ways to save money. But with fewer guests to consider, special elements such as signature cocktails, exquisite champagne and an open bar are luxury factors which can be considered. You can also treat your guests to an elegant dining experience prepared by a Michelin star chef, a uniquely personal meal such as your all time favourite dish or a menu which holds fond memories. Maybe one that reminds you of a special holiday.


With less place settings to style you can consider upgrading your wedding table. Luxury items such as upgraded tableware, glassware & linen can create an indulgent ambience which is perfect if you have chosen to treat your nearest and dearest to an elegant Michelin star meal


Flowers will transform any space. So if budget allows I would most definitely recommend incorporating blooms into your big day. A bouquet, buttonholes and florals for your table(s) with a statement installation for your ceremony will ensure your wedding day looks beautiful and will also create an abundance of photo opportunities for your photographer to capture.


With fewer guests to look after, why not invest in special items such as that beautiful wedding gown and made to measure suit that would have been out of  budget if you had hosted a more traditional style of wedding. Or compliment your wedding day attire with the ultimate accessories such as a pair of designer shoes or a statement piece of jewellery.


Aside from looking pretty and tasting delicious a cake will allow you to incorporate the tradition of cutting your wedding cake. Which when captured by your photographer will create perfect memories of your wedding day. You can also ask your caterers to slice and box your cake which can be handed to your guests as they leave. You could also offer slices of your cake to local family or friends who were unable to join you in celebrating your big day.

Capture each precious moment

Your photographer & videographer will not only capture key moments from your wedding day, they will also document each tiny detail such as your beautifully styled tablescape, images of the delicious meal and the emotions of your day such as the groom’s first glimpse of his bride, parents tears of happiness and your guests laughter as they enjoy the best mans speech. Each special moment that is captured can then be shared with your family and friends who were unable to join you on your wedding day.

I do hope that you have enjoyed reading my ideas for your intimate wedding. If you would like to learn more about the wedding planning services I offer and how I can help you, please do get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

Image Credits: Terri & Lori Fine Art Photography & Film


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With a keen eye for detail, organisational skills that are second to none and the love of a “to do” list it was inevitable that Hayley would become an events planner. She started her career within the legal profession and was a Personal Assistant for 14 years before training with the UKAWP to become a professional wedding and events planner and then going on to launch “Hayley Jayne Weddings & Events”.

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