How to plan the perfect intimate wedding
Make your special day truly magical by sharing it fully with your closest friends and family. An intimate wedding lets you spend more time with the people you care about and keep within your budget, while also creating a luxurious and memorable day for both you and your guests. At Alexandra House, our team help each couple create the perfect wedding day, carefully tailoring our services to your unique needs and dreams.
Know why you want to keep it small
It’s your special day, and it’s entirely your choice who you invite to share it with you. However, if you and your partner agree on why you’re keeping the guest list small, you’ll be able to make better decisions together with fewer arguments. For example, you may not be close to your extended family, live far away from them, not enjoy crowds, or simply have budget concerns. Setting a few ground rules will let you easily deal with questions ranging from “do we want to invite more people to the evening do?” to a last-minute request to bring a plus-one.
Focus on what is important to you
Maybe you’d secretly love a huge wedding, but don’t have the budget, or maybe a lottery win wouldn’t change a thing. By focussing on the people you care about, you’ll be able to create special moments you’ll cherish forever. An intimate wedding gives you more time to spend with each of your guests, and more opportunity to involve your favourite people in your special day, whether that’s having breakfast with your mum, getting ready with your best friend, or serving tea and scones while the photos are being organized so your grandparents can rest.
Make space for each other
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the day and to be so busy that you don’t take care of yourself or your partner. A perfect wedding is the start of a long and happy marriage, so make sure you take some time out to spend with your new husband or wife. Don’t be afraid to be unconventional or draw on traditions from other cultures to get yourselves the space you need to celebrate and cement your partnership.
Choose the right venue
The ideal venue for an intimate wedding is one that will give you and your guests privacy throughout the day yet also offer the support you need to make your day go without a hitch. You don’t want your intimate wedding dinner to be sharing restaurant space with a noisy bachelor party or for your guests to look lost in an echoing space designed to hold hundreds. At Alexandra House, we have 15 event spaces ranging from cosy through to spacious, so you can be assured of finding the right rooms for every stage of your special day. With 20 acres of beautiful grounds, it’s easy to find a quiet space for outdoor events or simply stunning photographs. Our dedicated wedding coordinator will provide the support you need to make your day perfect so if you have any questions, please get in touch today.