How To Plan For A Small Wedding

A small wedding is most definitely a more intimate and a close-knit event than large, luxurious, stylish weddings and has no less of a meaning. Marriage is marriage after all.

The Budget

You and your spouse absolutely need to discuss and decide on a concrete amount, or budget for your event. Per guest, you could quite possibly save roughly $250 per guest. In your discussion with your spouse, you must consider quite a lot i.e. venue, reception, transport and lodging, invitations, etc. just to name a few.


With venues in mind, the best bet is your hometown or close by, allowing guests to come straight from home, as opposed to hotels, for example. Also, you could also choose to use a picture of you and your spouse as centrepieces instead of expensive flowers.


The theme of your wedding should be a casual one, agreed upon by both spouses. Lace and ivy can, and will be costly. Instead, you could choose a theme of colour perhaps. Your location should play a large roll in terms of your theme and as well, you can make some or all of the decorations yourself, saving even more money.

Another money saver would be to choose a tiny display of flowers. You may choose local seasonal flowers, paper flowers and/or colourful fruit bowls.


Renting a tux is just as expensive as buying one, so you’re better off buying it. On the flip side, it is cheaper to rent a wedding dress than to buy. Another consideration could be a family hand down wedding dress. Last but not least, be certain to get your marriage license first.


The time of day when the wedding is going to take place dictates the food fare. A noon wedding may mean serving lunch as opposed to a full dinner.

These are little things that can make a big difference for a small wedding.