(Closed) Intimate wedding…(kinda long)

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think this is a great idea. Add that to a brunch for the rest of the family… it’s even better.

At the end of the day, get married, have fun, be in love. Your aunts and rest of your family should understand.

Post # 5
1846 posts
Buzzing bee

Im not entirely sure how I didn’t see this topic before but I think it is a lovely idea. and you should be able to keep it under 5k easily. In planning our wedding I am amazed at just how many ‘have-to-have’ things arn’t really necessary and only add to the cost. you can do a beautiful intimate wedding for 5k easy.

Can’t wait to hear about your planning!

Post # 7
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re going to do an intimate wedding, I think, and I’d LOVE to know what things other intimate wedding brides didn’t do, but offhand, I’ve read that some have:


1. Forgone aisle chairs. Instead, they’d done things like let the guests line the aisles and as the bride walks past each of them, they light a candle. I guess after that, they can follow the bride to the altar and form a circle or semicircle. That’s very intimate and romantic. And, it saves bucks on renting chairs, or it saves the hosts from worrying about transporting chairs to the reception or renting a double number of chairs. My FH mentioned that our parents probably need chairs, and I said we could put out 4 for them and the guests can stand behind them. So I guess if you have older people, you can do something liek that.


2. No dancing or formal dance floor. 

3. No need for a DJ. Really, with only about 25 or less people, it ought to be okay or casual enough to go with an ipod with pre-loaded music or to assign a family member (a young, hip, teckie one) to work your music. My brother did it for my other brother’s enggement party and it worked really well.

4. Some took out things like the bouquet toss and the garter toss. I want the bouquet toss, so I thought I’d just have all women, married or not, go for it. Married women just need to promise to renew their vows with their hubby in some fashion over the next year. I thought that’d be a good idea.

5. Place cards, Escort cards, etc. I don’t think these are needed since it’s such a small number of people. 


That’s all I can think of right now. Other suggestions are welcome.



Post # 8
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think since you are paying and planning and it is YOUR day, you should be able to do it anyway you please. If you want to do it small, do it small.


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