It's all about creating that dream wedding after covid. You may find that your wedding venue that you thought you were going to marry in is now booked up, or you may realise that your ideas have changed and you don't want to have that big wedding that you dreamed of. Whatever the reason, you can still make your wedding the best day ever, whether it is big or small.
Today I am going to talk about smaller weddings, as I know some brides that have had to postpone 2 or 3 times, and some have felt deflated about their wedding, lost money, or lost their motivation to have a big wedding. So I am here to give you tips on how to plan a smaller, relaxed wedding.
1. Firstly I would hire a tipi, or a marquee, so you have free range to do what you like with it, there will also be smaller or bigger tipi sizes to fit into your garden space. Or go icelandic and hire those bubble domes. How cosy would that be!
2. I would spend money on a planner to make the small wedding look amazing. There is @laurahillmanweddings or @therusticweddingcompany Get tables of 6 set up. Then depending what rules are happening at the time, you can adjust to the amount of guests you can have, whether you add a couple more tables or not. But make this pretty and stand out.
3.Find a beautiful spot for the wedding day photos.
Or if you don't have a view you could get an area in or outside and decorate with an arch, or moon crescent, or triangle, there are many props out there that come in different shapes and sizes.
4. Make sure food and drink is plenty and super delicious. Good food and enough drink supplies makes a wedding. Think mobile cocktail bars, or mobile food company's. Small, relaxed and fun with no fuss.
5. Get a band or spotify set up, hire lighting and sound, this will bring the dancing to life. It could be outside with a cover (just incase it rains?) and a platform.
6. Get a smaller dress made or something that is a little more boho and informal. My Daisy dress and my White Cloud would be suitable for this.
Or something a bit more floaty but not with a massive train so it doesn't collect all the mud if the wedding is more outside than in.
or go shorter with a midi dress.
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Those are my few tips for planning your smaller yet relaxed wedding. If you want me to create your perfect wedding dress for this occasion then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a lovely week.
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