How To: Make Your Small Wedding Spectacular

Just because your guest list is smaller, it doesn’t mean that your wedding won’t be spectacular, Fairies!

Scroll below for some inspiration on how you can amp up your small wedding…

Ceremony Location

One of the greatest perks of a small wedding is that it can take you to unexpected places that wouldn’t work with a larger guest list!

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Lost In Love Photography

Ceremony Set-up

Having to seat fewer guests gives you more flexibility with your seating plan. This spiral setup gives each and every one of your loved ones a front row seat during your walk down the aisle.

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Ceremony Ideas

With a smaller guest list, you can splurge on what really matters to you. As seen below, this couple chose to splurge on florals, and swapped the traditional aisle for a luxuriously scenic set-up.

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Darin Images

Family Features

Intimacy is key at a small wedding. Highlight the wedding photos of your ancestors, or open up the picture books and grab some classic family shots. Your guests will love to be a part of something so unique and special! This couple used adorable photographs of themselves, at the same age…

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Escort Cards

Your small guest list will undoubtedly feature your favourite people — make them feel even more special with a personalised touch! For a larger wedding, this may be a detail that you doesn’t even cross your mind, but with your smaller guest list, your guests won’t have any trouble spotting their names!

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Calvin Elizabeth Photography

Reception Ideas

Expand the guest experience with oversized yard games that’ll entertain and delight your guests. To encourage social distancing, set up a variety of picnic blankets and lounge areas, where you can keep members of the same household together.


Reception Venue

With a large guest list, an alfresco reception on the beach is a huge challenge, if not completely impossible. But with just a few tables to worry about, it’s a cinch to set up (and break down if the weather doesn’t cooperate).

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Jessica Belle Photography 

Table Décor

If you only have a few tables to decorate, take advantage of the opportunity to truly go all out on the décor. Cover the table in an opulent floral runner, candles, and top it off with a bevy of unique chandeliers overhead. Having a smaller space to decorate allows you to up the ante. Draped fabric, modern chandeliers, and a chic color palette elevate this patio into a truly romantic reception space.  

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Yazzen Photography

Reception Venue

One of the greatest perks of a small wedding is that you can pop up in unexpected places, like on a small patio overlooking the ocean.

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 Phosart Photography & Cinematography,


Put extra effort into your dessert display. With a smaller guest list, you can shrink down the wedding cake and have room for extra sweet treats, such as gelato, doughnuts and custard cups!

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Siempre Weddings

Thank You

Anyone who made the cut for your small wedding is likely someone you know on a very personal level and who holds special meaning in your life. Let your guests feel that connection by writing a personalized thank you to go along with their wedding favors.


Go Out With A Bang

End your night on a truly spectacular note with a splurge-worthy fireworks display!

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Inlighten Photography

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: Lost In Love Photography

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