How to Make a Large Wedding Personal and When Smaller Weddings can be BetterFlashy, big, and over the top events have long been the favored route for many when planning their party. We’re in search of the awe factor, that certain pizazz that gets the guests talking. But size doesn’t always matter. In fact, sometimes, smaller weddings can be better. In the past year, intimate events have come into the mainstream. We constantly have brides and other clients desiring warmer and more personalized experiences. And we’re loving it! Here’s why smaller weddings can be better… While big, festive events are often heavily talked about, an intimate event has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. In a wedding setting, for instance, two families have the opportunity to truly get to know each other and form a lasting bond. When guest lists top 300, the bride and groom do not have as much time to spend talking to each of their guests. And, often, unwanted family members appear when guest lists get too big. However, if Dad is insisting on inviting the family dentist or the estranged fourth cousin, a bigger event can still be made to feel smaller with simple, personalized touches. This helps the long list of attendees become more familiar with the bride and groom. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite personalized touches that make an event feel intimate and personal, regardless of its size. A few ideas since we have so many and love to personalize events, include: - Personalized chargers - Themed tables such as these tables with the couples favorite rock band names [caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="736"] Photo from Pinterest[/caption] - Escort cards that include the table names of your favorite places in the area you are getting married or nicknames for some of your guests. - Photos of you and your guests strung up at the rehearsal dinner Looking for more reasons why smaller weddings can be better? Check out these sites: Huffington Post The Knot
Hello Brides! Recently we posted about Winter Wedding Stocking Stuffers that we absolutely adore! Now, it’s about time we talk about those unique winter wedding ideas that will make your wedding truly stand out from the crowd of winter weddings.
Whether we are talking about winter tablescapes, or the basket full of cozy pashminas for your guests, there are a million and one great winter wedding ideas to implement to make your wedding day extra special for you and your guests!
A fabulously sweet idea for an escort card is a Christmas ornament your guests can take home. Why not give your guests something they'll be grateful for and be remembered every Christmas when the decorations go up!
Do you have an outdoor lounge area for your guests but are afraid it might be just a little too nippy for them to enjoy? Fear not, beautiful bride! All they need is a warm, cozy blanket, Frasier fur scented candles and voila…you’ve created magical winter wonderland ambience that they are sure to talk of with their friends!
Remember that delicious cup of hot cocoa we spoke about earlier? How could you forget, right?! Your guests will love hot cocoa or spiked eggnog towards the end of the night. Have a dressed up hot bar with all the necessary accoutrement such as mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, and chocolate shavings for your guests to help themselves.
If you love these winter wedding ideas as much as we do, rest assured your guests will appreciate them as well! Check back weekly for more ideas from the girls here at Gold Leaf Event Design & Production!