Many couples who throw small weddings are nervous that they won’t be as big of a hit as a large wedding. Fortunately, a small wedding doesn’t have to mean a boring wedding. Follow these 6 ways to create a successful small wedding!
Set Up A Photo Booth
Setting up a photo booth is very easy but can be extremely fun for your wedding guests. Simply set up a few fun decorations and costumes in the corner of the venue, designating it as the photo booth zone for the night. Your guest will have a blast taking funny pictures with each other and they’ll have some great memories to share for a lifetime. To take the photo booth to the next level, hire a professional photographer for the night to be in charge of taking pictures and printing them out for your guests!
Get Creative With Cocktails
Small weddings provide the chance to have customized food and drinks. Consider crafting a few creative cocktails, or serve “his and her drinks”, where the bride and groom each choose their favorite drink they’d like served.
Use Fun Decorations
Create homemade decorations to save money and also add a personalized touch. Create a sign that points guests in the right direction of your wedding, hang up favorite pictures of you and your spouse to bring together guests that may not know each other or craft a personal ring-bearer pillow. Leave mad-libs or nostalgic cootie catchers at the tables in order to get guests to mingle!
Create A Unique Wedding Guest Book
Guest books are a tradition at any wedding, but smaller weddings often mean your guests are close friends and family. Consider getting custom artwork done for your guest book, or using something completely out of the ordinary such as a globe, quilt or jenga blocks!
Be Sure to Have GREAT Music
Let’s be honest, the best part of weddings is usually the reception, and what is a reception without a dance floor and great music? Be sure to hire a DJ that is interactive and plans to please the whole crowd, no matter what age.
Have A Plan For Kids
While some couples decide to opt-out of a kid friendly wedding, others often want to include them. Keep them entertained throughout the night by giving them their own designated area. Set up their table setting with coloring books, crayons, games and small toys. Another great kid friendly idea is to hire a babysitter to take all of the kids after a certain time back to the hotel until the wedding is over.