Stories from Intimate Weddings

June 24, 2020

Hello Friend and WELCOME to the 4th week of the Intimate Wedding Series! This series is designed to showcase exactly what an intimate wedding is, what one entails, and how an intimate wedding can be tailored to your needs to tell your unique story.

Each week I’ll be speaking on an intimate wedding topic and will be linking to other vendors blog posts as well (see below) on the same topic. By having each topic shared from a different vendor’s perspective you’ll get a comprehensive idea on what an intimate wedding looks like and what we can create for you. So let’s get started…

Before you dig into today’s topic – Check out our previous posts in the Intimate Wedding Series first:

What is an “Intimate Wedding”?

5 Benefits to an Intimate Wedding

What an Intimate Wedding Looks Like from a Photographer’s Perspective

Stories from Intimate Weddings

And Why You Won’t Have FOMO

I’ve heard many worries, sorrows, and thoughts from clients who have postponed their wedding or had a reduced guest count due to COVID-19. And outside of the grief and sadness, the biggest comments I hear all surround FOMO. You’ve been to friend’s weddings and have seen things done a particular way and you’re bummed that you aren’t able to do the same. I hear you.

And I’m here to tell you friend….Intimate Weddings ARE INCREDIBLE and can be done well. And once you host your ideal intimate wedding, you WON’T have FOMO. Trust me.

And if you don’t believe me, here are thoughts and words my intimate wedding couples have shared:

What Couples are Saying about their Intimate Wedding

  • It felt so restful to get married with just our families by our side. We weren’t held to tight timelines or felt like we were in a production, instead we had a relaxed day from beginning to end.
  • We decided to have our wedding as planned with a reduced guest count. I was sad many friends and family could not attend, but a small wedding allowed us to take in more quiet moments. I had a beautiful first look with my dad and didn’t feel rushed. Paul saw me for the first time at our ceremony and it was how I always imagined. We felt loved, supported, and had full hearts the entire day. Now that our day has passed I wish I would have planned an intimate wedding from the start. I would do it over again in a heartbeat.
  • We decided to move forward with a 30 person event in light of COVID-19 restrictions. Since we cut our guest count from 150 to 30 we could invest more in our florist, catering choice, and could add on a videographer. Cutting our guest count allowed us to have all the original elements we wanted to include in our wedding day. Everything was more stunning than I ever thought it could be.

Now that you’re thinking more about having your own intimate wedding, what are your options?

Options on how to host your intimate wedding

01 | Cut the guest count and invest in an intimate wedding filled with all your dream elements and host a lux event with your closest people by your side.

02 | Have an intimate wedding now with your immediate family and closest friends, and throw a big celebration for your one or two year anniversary.

03 | Host an intimate ceremony now and invite your favorite people to join via Zoom. Take an incredible honeymoon during your one year anniversary and really celebrate your marriage in style!

P.S. – You can record your zoom ceremony to look back on and share for years to come and rewatch on your anniversaries.

There are so many ways you can get creative about celebrating your love without sacrificing your dreams and design elements.

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Are you planning an intimate wedding of your own? I’d love to hear about it!

Till next week friends!

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