Unlike your wedding, your reception is a lot more informal and gives access to a lot more creativity to bring fun and folly to your special day. As any bride and groom, you have your choices to the type of event you want with those close to you and you want it to be that to be intimate, we got you covered. Like any small wedding, small wedding receptions build a smaller closer space for more intimate social interactions that makes it a memorable experience. Besides the cost-cutting is huge with smaller number so maybe you can even splurge a little bit extra on the luxuries of the function.
Here are 6 tips to keeping that intimate reception intimate but memorable in the best way.
Save the Dates
Sending out Save the Dates is a big step when it comes to receptions as it requires your complete planning to be on point. The venue, the type of event and even the mood of the event are set with sending out the right invites. These Invites also give you an opportunity to set the theme and settings of your party and also help you get a number you can go with. Communication between both the bride and the groom is the most important when it comes to numbers and settings of the reception just as the wedding.
Themes and Seating
Themes and seating can get really creative and intimate when it comes to a smaller number and closer groups as it sets the right mood to such events. The type of themes can help you set a fun mood as well. This article explains 7 ways to make your wedding more personal and helps you do the planning better.
Replace Formal Caterers
Formal Caterers are boring when it comes to intimate and informal functions such as yours. Some crazy ideas include making the event a potluck meal or hiring a food truck with some food that you both love. Planning a menu would be great with the wedding but such informal associations with the act trying to get people intimate, these ideas are a hit.
Make Welcome gifts or wedding favours
Make it personal, a wedding favour becomes less intimidating with smaller numbers which give you the freedom to make it up and personal such as treating your guests to homemade pastries, preserves or granola or their own mug filled with coffee and tea. An added advantage is the opportunity for a warm hug and a firm handshake makes it better.
A small party frees up your budget to splurge on a few key elements of your wedding. Whether it’s the flowers, the food or the venue, make sure you determine what is most important to you and your partner.