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17 Small and Intimate Wedding Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

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Small weddings are trending, Couples are opting for a more intimate celebration to get quality face time with each attendee as well as create a more relaxed, casual vibe.  Planning a small wedding is no easy fit because it’s small. But it isn’t so tough either if you have the right guide to tide you through. Small weddings provide a bit more wiggle room with the budget, which allows ample opportunity to get creative. To prove it, here’s a compilation of swoon-worthy ideas includes wedding decor ideas, wedding venue ideas, wedding invites ideas and so on for a small wedding that you’ll no doubt want to steal.

1.Have a pre-wedding photoshoot

Planning a small intimate wedding begins with the pre-wedding photoshoot. Polaroids are a wonderful and relatively inexpensive art piece. They are great for displays or scrapbooks, but you could also use them as center pieces or if you have a celebration with family and friends! Beach poses, romantic hand-in-hand walk, yoga poses are some of the most beautiful photoshoot styles.

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2.Bring your Pet Along for the Ride

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see a couple’s cherished pet at a wedding. Some couples even incorporate their animal into the ceremony, having a dog act as a ring bearer or accessorizing a flower crown to match the bride’s bouquet. And why not? If your pup means that much to you and your partner, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t join in on the celebration.

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3.Have an intimate vow ceremony

Saying your vows in private is one of the most intimate wedding ideas whether you’ve chosen traditional or non-traditional vows. Use a beachside or garden venue to say your vows. You may also have your pet play a role as best “anything” or do it indoors.

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4.Opt for standing room only

Have everyone stand for a short-but-sweet ceremony. (Unless someone needs a chair, of course!)

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5.Create a buffet station for guests

When the gathering is intimate, choose an interactive dinner. Instead of servers, create a buffet station for guests. It encourages mingling. You may also choose casual foods like barbeque specials.

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6.Have an outdoor reception

A part of your small wedding plans is the reception. Take it outdoors and you’d be sure to get the most stunning backdrop. Nothing can beat am Alfresco wedding style. Let the outdoors influence your decor, cake, and theme. You’ll also be quite surrounded by natural and elements fostering intimacy.

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7.Awaken Simple-Love Dress

Use simple bouquet of green, allow the bridesmaids to choose their own dresses.

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8.Have a dancefloor flip flop station

And if you will get on the dancefloor, create flip flop station for guests. This keeps you and guests comfortable.

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9.Small Wedding Ideas To Stand Out

One of the greatest things about a small wedding is that there are no rules. You can set up everything to your hearts content and adding some little surprises tucked into every nook.

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10.Set up some small detail decorations

The Small Details And Beautiful Calligraphy In So Many Of Their Decorations Made This Reception Gorgeous And Unique!

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11.Have some modernity

Take casual to the next level by incorporating geodes, tassels, and neon signs for some modernity.

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12.Sit down to a family-style dinner

Set up family-style dining by arranging chairs across a long table. Prepare for some chairs or blanket for guests. Run string lights and to give the venue a sparkly ambiance.

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13.Hire a food truck for snack

Hire a food truck instead of hire over the top caterers.Food trucks in place of fancy meals give the guests something to snack on and the day progresses. You’ll save tons of money on foods.

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14.Have a comfy lounge area

Set up a comfortable lounge for guests at the wedding. Gives room for guests who want to get away from the noise to do so. The lounge is an area of relaxation and catch-ups.

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15.Arrange chairs in a refreshing way

Ditch tradition and arrange chairs in a refreshing way so that everyone can have a bird’s eye view. Take advantage of the small number of attendees by giving everyone the best seat in the house!

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16.Wedding Guest Book Ideas

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17.Have a Intimate DIY Wedding Arch

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