COVID has impacted so many weddings and events in 2020. It has reeked chaos and havoc on what you had originally imaged for your wedding. But you have not let these times of uncertainty ruin the best day of your life and you have immerged out of this stressful situation with a new vision! At the end of the day what is important is getting married to your best friend! Planning a small intimate wedding may not be the best fit for everyone but for those couples that don’t want to reschedule Complete has some great tips to help you out!
Planning a Small Intimate Wedding in Southwest Missouri
Pros of a Small Wedding
First, you need to talk with your significant other to see if hosting a small intimate wedding is something you both want. I suggest make a list of pros and cons and compare that to what is most important to you and your fiance. Below are some pros that I came up with for small intimate weddings.
- More Relaxed and intimate feel
- Saving some money
- Fewer People = Less Stress
- Not as rushed
- More time to focus on the right pieces
- Being able to splurge on certain elements
The #1 thing is spending less money. By doing this you’ll the freedom to spend more in other areas like decor or save it! For example, you could hire a videographer to create a beautiful highlight film to share with family and friends. Already have a videographer? Add on live streaming so that guests that couldn’t come can still be apart of the ceremony!
Cull Down the Guest List
This a foundational piece for any wedding is the attendees and people you’ll invite. Stick to a rule of 50 or less and make sure you consider who those 50 people are. If COVID is still a conversation topic reach out to those in advance to see how they feel about attending and traveling. You’ll likely find that some guests won’t make the trip which frees up more room for another person who would! The key is the starting point of which 50 people should make the cut is your immediate and extended family. Once you’ve done that then look at your closest friends to fill the extra spots.
Finding the Perfect Location for your Intimate Wedding
When planning a small intimate wedding in Southwest Missouri you will want to find a venue that not only fits your vision and style but also the intimate atmosphere. Large open spaces can feel overwhelming and create an underwhelming impact on the details you have picked out.
There are quite a few options around here that provide this intimate space! Here are just a few that we love to work with:
Check out more wedding venues in the Springfield area that have the ability to serve you HERE.
Don’t Sacrifice The Entertainment
Andy Warhol famously said, “One’s company, Two is a crowd, and three’s a party.” When you have a smaller reception it is still important to have something for your guests and have an Emcee. You don’t need to be coordinating your wedding the day of but instead relaxing and enjoying your time with your guests! DJs can provide excellent entertainment and fill the dead air. A photo/video booth can also provide your guests with something to do and provides both everyone a keepsake to look back on for years to come. The key piece is that giving your guests something to do so you can enjoy your reception too!
Complete Weddings + Events Southwest Missouri
Planning your dream wedding or event should be simple and fun, and we firmly believe that having all our services under one roof makes planning easier for you. So relax. We’ve got this. Our job is to make this easy for you, your job is to enjoy the party! Complete Weddings + Events, Southwest Missouri leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.