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Amidst this situation of the pandemic, big fat weddings are a distant dream. But we can assure you that intimate weddings are the next big thing with the same amount of fun. While you seek blessings from your 50 guests and virtual attendees. 

Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone’s intimate affair was the talk of the town. Where they spent their special day with only their beloved people. And we couldn't stop gushing about the idea of a small, intimate wedding. When they can do it, why not our desi brides. There are so many perks of having an intimate wedding. Here are all the reasons that will convince you why intimate weddings are worth it. Read along and find out.

Ideas That Prove That Intimate Weddings Are Good

Only Your Loved Ones Will Grace The Wedding

Intimate weddings are all about you and your near and dear ones. With such weddings, you get the freedom to make your guest list according to your preferences and stay away from all obligatory invitations. Only people who matter to you and your beau will be present there to share and be a part of your special day. You will receive their precious blessings and that is all that will matter at the end of the day.

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Gives A More Personal Touch

Intimate weddings are fun because you can oversee each detail on your own. It gives a personal touch to your wedding wherein you are aware of every step of planning and can make necessary changes as per your wish. Plus you can pay attention to each of your guests individually which will make them feel even more special leaving them with that family wali feeling. Trust us, the guests will leave with fond, vivid memories that they will cherish forever. 

You Can Redirect The Budget

With fewer numbers of guests, the overall budget of the evening comes down. This gives you a chance to redirect and use that budget on something else, something that you wanted. You can invest in a good photographer who will capture all the tears and laughter of the evening and help you preserve those beautiful memories. Or you can get the designer wedding outfit that you had always thought of getting married in. There are so many ways where you can use this saved budget to fulfill your wedding dreams. Splurge wisely and we guarantee that you will remember your wedding day with nothing but a smile on your face. 

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Focus On The Details

An intimate affair calls for lesser people which means lesser fuss. Instead of focusing on 500 guests and their needs, all you need to worry about are those 50 near and dear ones. This gives you time and energy to focus on other things that matter more. Ensure that the flow of the wedding, the food menu, bar, music, etc. is all set. Make sure that the service is nothing less than top class. Since it’s a small wedding, everyone will expect good service. These things require your undivided attention and with a small guest list, it will be possible. 

Add Class To Your Wedding Decor

When it is an intimate wedding affair, people are bound to notice the little details, the floral decoration, the tapestry, the cutlery, etc. It is preferred to allocate a little extra budget towards the decoration. Make your decorations a class apart. Upgrade your table linen, pick out those fairy lights, and vintage china cutlery. Everything will add more depth to the intimate ambiance that you have created. 

A Live Band To Make The Evening Special

Loud music blaring out from the speakers which is more of noise than a pleasure to the ears. Who even wants that kind of thing!! Instead invest in a good, soulful live band to play at your wedding. Intimate weddings have the privilege of ditching the conventional music system and opt for a much better option like a live band which is music to the ears. They can play light, jazz, or classical music all evening and act as background music to those pleasant conversations. 

A Backyard Wedding Is Magical

With only a small gathering, you can always use your backyard for the wedding function. The place where you grew up, spent your childhood, and had tons of memories, will always be special and saying ‘I do’ at that same place will be a unique and exceptional idea. And if it’s a winter wedding, you can always put up a bonfire which is like a cherry on the top. We promise it will be something that you will remember forever.

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Leaves More Room For Interaction

Weddings are all about making memories. When you have only a handful of people to cater to, it leaves scope for people to know each other and indulge in intimate social interactions. The couple together can interact with everyone and with each other as well, take tons of pictures, even play a game like ‘who knows the couple better’, and whatnot. A huge guest list takes away this freedom. You are all caught up in formalities which are no fun, trust us. This is one more reason why intimate weddings are a much better idea and we vouch for them. 

You Can Be Your Self

When there are only your near and dear ones present at the wedding, there is no fear of judgment or criticism. The bride and groom can be their true self in front of people they love. And not just them, even the guests will feel more comfortable amongst the people that they have known closely. It is the couple’s day and they should enjoy this day and make memories as much as everyone else will be present there. So do away with those big fat weddings and make way for an intimate wedding.

Personalise The Wedding Invitations

Only a bunch of people are going to get the wedding invites. So why not personalise each of the invites. We say it’s a superb idea. Play around with words and come up with some fun shayaris for each invite. Or make caricatures of each family on the wedding cards. The guests will have a good laugh and will keep it carefully. You can even create the couple. There are so many ideas that will give a more distinctive look to your wedding invitation. 

Personalising Wedding Favours Is A Great Idea

No matter how old someone gets, everyone loves getting gifts, be it a birthday party or a wedding. So why not think of doing a small wedding favours from the budget that you have saved because of deciding on an intimate wedding. Pack a box of different flavoured macaroons or truffle balls, homemade breakfast mix, etc. beautifully packed for those cute little wedding favours. 

Amp Up The Wedding Menu

Another thing that we love about intimate weddings is the flexibility to play around with the food menu. We can all agree that good food is a necessity for weddings. The guests are surely going to remember the kind of food that you serve. So instead of keeping in mind the 400-500 guests and choosing a popularly accepted food menu, you can go for something more exquisite that you like and are sure that your guests would love. Serve a decadent seven or twelve-course meal with mouth-watering dishes and lip-smacking desserts and see the magic. 

 

 

We are one hundred percent sure that we've convinced you that having an intimate wedding is a good idea. Then what are you waiting for? Pick up your pen and paper and start planning ;) 

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12 Ideas That Prove Intimate Weddings Are The Next Big Thing!

by Vidhi Gupta

12 Ideas That Prove Intimate Weddings Are The Next Big Thing!