A small wedding can be as classy and elegant as a large wedding. But more than that, a small wedding offers a more personal and intimate atmosphere than a grand ceremony as it is only attended by a few people that are important to the bride and groom.
Wedding planning involves a lot of time and effort. If you are planning a small wedding, you can expect that it’s less stressful. You can easily focus on the details and there’s a little chance that you’ll break your budget. With a small wedding, you can spend your money on the things that really matter, like your wedding gown.
Typically, you don’t need a large venue for a small wedding. As long as there’s enough room to accommodate your friends and family, a relatively small venue would be enough. If you want it outdoors, a simple garden ceremony would be perfect.
Exchanging vows amid the beauty of a garden setting is a very romantic idea. Natural beauty creates the right mood and adds elegance to the occasion. But aesthetic appeal aside, there are several considerations that you should take note of in planning a garden wedding.
Make sure that your venue can provide adequate parking space as well as toilet facilities for the guests. Electricity should also be available for the catering and the sound system.
If you are holding the entire ceremony and reception out in the open garden, let your guests know so they can bring a good hat and wear appropriate clothing as well. Have a backup plan in case of a sudden downpour. Make sure that everyone can take shelter once something unpredictable happens. Prepare a good supply of umbrellas if you must.
Video and photographs
Make sure that your photographer and videographer are experienced at outdoor weddings. They should have special equipment such as light meters, and shades to ensure good quality shots.
The garden itself
Make sure that the ground is level enough. If needed, make special arrangements for disabled and elderly guests to help them in getting around.
If you are renting a garden that is frequently used for weddings, you may not have to worry about these things. However, if you choose to hold your wedding in a park or in your own garden, make sure that everything is well taken care of.