Reasons I Love Intimate Weddings

October 7, 2021

Filed in: Wedding

Intimate weddings are becoming more and more popular. More couples have started to realize that there were real benefits to having an intimate wedding. I, for one, love intimate weddings and love being able to capture the romantic moments that a small wedding day creates! Here are some reasons I love intimate weddings!

Time Slows Down

Having a small wedding changes the focus of your entire day. The day really becomes about you. There’s no running around trying to entertain hundreds of guests. You can actually slow down and enjoy sincere conversations with the people that are closest to you. Most importantly, you can spend more time with your new spouse! You’ll have more quiet moments together to soak in your incredible day and the start of your marriage. It’s important that couples find time to breathe on their wedding day. You’re starting your life with your spouse, so why wouldn’t you want a quiet moment away from the crowd to celebrate?

Intimate Weddings Photography

Intimate weddings also mean that you will have more photos of your wedding day! It’s much easier to take photos of a couple at different times throughout the day during an elopement or small wedding. You also won’t have to compromise visiting with your loved ones or having one-on-one time with your spouse to take beautiful portraits.

Venues for Intimate Weddings

Wedding venues are being booked out further and further in advance. Having an intimate wedding means it will be easier to find the right venue for your wedding date! You have more flexibility for choosing a wedding venue with less guests. Also you can get creative when you’re looking for a wedding venue for a small wedding and choose an outdoor space, an Airbnb or beautiful backyard!

You Can Splurge on What You Really Want

You can also splurge a little on what you really want for your wedding day. Large weddings can be very costly. To just feed each guest, you might pay $80-150 per person, or even more. Then there are chair and table rentals, decor for each table, the drink tab (you get the point). With fewer guests, you can spend a little more per guest to create a better dining experience, a thoughtful wedding favor, the decor you really want, your dream floral arrangements, or even have a destination wedding! The point is that you have more space in your budget to create the wedding you’ve been dreaming of by splurging on the things that matter most.

How Much Do Intimate Weddings Cost?

As a vendor, I know how much everything can cost on a wedding day. Renting a venue is not cheap. Hiring a photographer is a large investment. But having a smaller wedding can help to alleviate some of the financial stress.

Things that may Cost Less for an Intimate Wedding:

Wedding Photography

You may be able to lower your hours of coverage and still have everything documented for your intimate wedding!

Wedding Venue

Smaller, more intimate wedding venues typically cost less than large event spaces. Since you won’t be having a lot of people you can even book a weekday for a lower price.

Decor & Rentals, Catering & Cake

Since you’ll be having less people at your intimate wedding, you’ll need less chairs and tables, less food and a smaller cake!

Looking for a Wedding Photographer for your Intimate Wedding?

Hi name is Danielle and I am a Sacramento wedding photographer who is in love with love! I get to capture incredible love stories with images for couples. If you are looking for a Sacramento wedding photographer that will laugh and cry with you on your wedding day, reach out to me today!

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