Big, fat Indian weddings are the norm no longer. Many couples are opting for a small, intimate affair over-the-top weddings. But a small wedding also requires rigorous planning and attention to details, maybe even more than a larger wedding. Here, we have for you a few ideas to help make your wedding all the more special and intimate.

Have A Clear Priority List

When you are opting for a small wedding, you are also opting to forego certain wedding elements. So you need to take extra care to ensure that you incorporate everything that you consider important. One of the most important factors is the guest list, the smaller the list, the more difficult it is to decide upon. So sit with your better half and decide on how your wedding is going to be like.


Location Matters

You have a lot of delightful options when it comes to wedding venues. Steer clear of halls and auditoriums and opt for an open space setting that can easily accommodate all your guests. Open lawns, terraces, gardens, or even a farmhouse is a great idea. You can use the space available at a friend or family member’s place and also cut down on the cost.


The second thing is that a destination wedding becomes more fun and also much cheaper when it is a small wedding. The wedding planning becomes significantly easier and you will have a larger budget to spend. You can even have the freedom of choosing an exotic location with remote accessibility if the guest list is under 50. 


Personalize! Personalize! Personalize! Everything from place cards to wedding favors can be easily personalized with names of the guests printed when the guest list is short. You can give out invitations in the form of an elaborate hamper with personalized invites. The guests are sure to be very close friends and family of yours so make them feel special and a celebration that they will remember for a long time to come. 



Entertainment Is Crucial

The people at your wedding probably know each other quite well. So this gives you a scope to organize many fun events. Keep the ceremony short, and make the party long. Set up a lit dance floor and hire a DJ if possible. If it is a small house party, then all you need are Bluetooth speakers and a good wedding playlist. Have the guests collaborate and create a Spotify mix so that everyone gets to dance to their favorite tune. 

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Take some time to craft some fun games by taking advantage of the fact that the guests know you guys very well. You can have “Who Knows The Bride/Groom Best” quizzes and have karaoke competitions and fun Mehndi dance-offs. You can also play old but classic games such as Dumb Charades, Anthakshari, or even musical chairs. 

DIY Decor

Fun, doable DIY decor can be easily incorporated, you can even make your own decor. You can use the quarantine time to hone your creative skills and try new ideas. You can create comfy seating spaces by bringing out your cushions and pillows and setting them up on the lawn. These will also make for great ideas to take photos. You can have personalized signages made out of anything from blackboards to cardboard. 

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When you are holding a small wedding it is more about throwing a party for your friends and it has all the fun and frolic that such an event entails. We hope that we have given you some great ideas which will help you organize your wedding.