Some people prefer their weddings to be done in a small and simple scale from that of the grand, expensively themed ones. Most feel that the smaller the wedding is done, the more intimate and closer the time spent is for the most important day of a couple’s life. Regardless of whether it is a big, lavish wedding or a small one, the preparation of the big day is a hectic one nevertheless and needs meticulous planning. Mentioned below are some factors you can consider in planning a small scale reception.
Having only a close set of invitees at the event would not make the event less meaningful; rather it would make it more special and lets you focus on the people that matter to you most. Most wedding venues for small weddings can take place in more relaxed places unlike formal gatherings and this helps cut down on the costs of rent substantially. You would also be able to talk to guests and get to know each other on a more personal level that is beyond a simple hello.
In setting up a budget, it is important to determine the scale of the event because the term small needs to be established in numbers and can mean a different scale as per each individual. Therefore, in determining the budget, the number of guests and what type of reception you will be having is essential. Stick to this budget from the start to the end as it will be easy to deviate from the budget in between the planning process. Various decoration ideas, meal set up ideas can make you want to exceed your pre-planned budget for wedding receptions, however with discipline and focus, this can be avoided as it is not the same as having corporate Christmas party ideas.
Other important areas
Even the smallest of weddings will require meticulous preparation in areas such as food and drinks set up, entertainment, decorations, photography and so on. This is apart from getting the venue arranged including the registrar and any other church or chapel arrangements. A small wedding is basically, a scaled down version of a larger one, thus has the same intricate details to be followed on a different scale so it does not make it any easier.
While there are no unimportant areas when planning out the big day, there can be some areas that might be excessive or not an immediate necessity that we are focusing a little too much on. A small wedding after all is about trimming down any excess materials that you do not really need.