Top Tips for an Intimate Wedding
There are many reasons to have a small, intimate wedding, even aside from the current pandemic situation. Budget, family numbers or even a hatred of being the centre of attention are all reasons why a small wedding could be the best option for you as a couple. Here are our top reasons to have an intimate wedding...
Last week the First Minister reaffirmed that wedding ceremonies and receptions can have up to 20 present, including the including the couple, the witnesses and guests where distancing can be maintained. With this in mind, here are our top tips on holding a small wedding
1) Beautiful venue spaces
Having a small wedding can open up a fantastic range of different wedding spaces for your ceremony and reception. At The National Piping Centre this means, you can use our Blue Room, where you have your ceremony under the beautiful stained glass Piobaireachd windows. These windows are fantastic backdrop and can give you some unique photo opportunities. This can be the case in other venues, so make sure you ask about all the available spaces.
2) Beautiful details can be a reality
Have you always envisioned a lace and candle bedecked venue, or to hand-make cross stitched favours for each guest With a small wedding, these are the beautiful, creative touches that can be more easily achieved, as you will have more time and budget to devote to creating these for your nearest and dearest. With our restaurant set up to host your reception, we can help you plan these beautiful touches across your table and our venue to help you achieve a beautiful, intimate setting.
3) The finely tuned guest list
This can be the easiest, and trickiest part of a small wedding. But once you have ensured all the Must-Have guests are coming, you can relax and enjoy your day, knowing you will be able to spend more time with all of your closest friends and family.
4) Keeping to your budget
If your budget is more modest, then an intimate wedding can give you the day of your dreams, within your limits. There are things that every wedding will have - venue hire, food and drinks - but these are likely to be smaller with your smaller guest list. But it also allows you to show off your personality more - with quirky venues, dress, decor and more all more feasible within your budget.
5) Enjoy your day!
With a smaller wedding you can make sure you chat to all your nearest and dearest, eat, drink and be merry without feeling like you are missing any of the fun. As the winner of Intimate Wedding Venue of the Year 2020 at the Scottish Hotel Awards, we think small weddings can be magical, and we have a wealth of experience in helping you dream, create and cherish a perfect intimate wedding