Planning An Intimate Wedding

More and more couples are choosing intimate, meaningful and impactful weddings over big celebrations these days. So, we’re here to give you the best advice on planning an intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest.

Have a destination wedding

If you love travelling or if you’ve always dreamed about visiting a certain country, why not cross two items off your bucket list and plan a destination wedding? Planning from abroad can be tough, but be sure to book a reliable coordinator who will handle all the planning on your behalf.

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Limit your guest list

Choose your guests wisely as this is where things can get out of control. Remember, the whole reason for having an intimate wedding, is so that you’re able to celebrate it with your closest friends and family. Don’t feel guilty about not inviting your cousin who hasn’t spoken to you in over six months!

Stick to your budget

We’re living in economically tough times and everyone is looking to save where they can; weddings are no exception. If you need to scale down on some wedding costs, read our article on how to plan a wedding on a budget.

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Treat your guests well

Make your wedding memorable by treating your guests to something special! Because you’re having a smaller wedding with limited guests, you might have some extra cash to spend on creating an experience out of your wedding day. Hire a mixologist or host an interactive dinner experience – personalization is a massive wedding trend for 2020!

Choose a suitable venue

From a beautiful backyard wedding to a secluded resort, your options are endless! Some of our favourite intimate wedding venues in South Africa includes: Bushmans Kloof, Tintswalo Atlantic, Birkenhead House and Casa Labia.


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Book your photographer

One thing we’d always recommend to our brides, is to never skimp on a good photographer. Prioritize this cost and choose someone who will capture all your special memories to perfection. After all, these keepsakes will remain in your family for generations to come!


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