Tips for Hosting a More Intimate Wedding
In the midst of COVID-19, we have seen many couples shift toward smaller and more meaningful weddings. Also known as micro-weddings, this type of event is guest-focused and aims to provide an experience versus adhering to traditions. Keep reading to learn how you can host a more intimate wedding in Texas!
Keep the Guest List Small
When hosting an intimate wedding, you’ll want to start with a small guest count. We recommend aiming for 75 guests or fewer. Fewer people will make it more intimate! When narrowing down your guest list, try to remove anyone with whom you aren’t close. This will leave only your immediate family and best friends who make you feel loved and comfortable.
Wear Whatever You Want
One of the best perks of hosting a small wedding is that you can wear whatever you want. The small group you have chosen to attend would want you to be comfortable. Dressing more naturally will also make them feel more comfortable. Consider rocking less traditional attire, like a white jumpsuit, a colored gown, or casual accessories.
Host a Meaningful Ceremony
Some couples opt for a quick-and-easy ceremony, which is fine! But when hosting an intimate wedding, the day can fly by. Draw it out a little and make it feel more intimate by hosting a meaningful ceremony. You can achieve this in a variety of ways! You might share your own vows, play specific music, or perform a union ceremony. Include your preferred personal touches.
Pick a Relaxed Theme
The theme that you choose for your event can contribute to or undermine the vibe you want to create. If your goal is to host an intimate wedding, then you want to create an environment that is quaint and cozy. For example, instead of investing in over-the-top décor, go with something that is equally elegant, yet smaller. The same goes for any aspect of your event, from the venue to the entertainment.
Splurge on the Details
Despite choosing a more casual theme, you can still go all out on the details! This will actually contribute to a cozier and less formal look. A great way to achieve this is with the reception décor. For example, you might create an intimate seating chart featuring photos of your guests. Or, create a super homey tablescape with lots of soft textures and rich colors.
Host a Banquet-Style Reception
Nothing makes a reception more intimate than a banquet-style dinner. Rather than splitting your guests up at round tables, opt to seat everyone at one long table which can be created by placing rectangular tables side by side. You can also feature cozy seating, like benches. This set up will lend to a more intimate dinner where everyone can easily converse with one another throughout the night.
Hosting a more intimate wedding? We hope you will choose Pine Lake Ranch for your big day! Book a tour of our rustic Texas wedding venue today, or check out our packages and pricing. We can’t wait to be part of this milestone in your life.