Many couples have various goals for their wedding days. One of the most popular goals that many couples have is to have an intimate wedding. In this blog, we’re going to go over some of the ways that you can plan and execute an intimate wedding. As always, it’s important to think about your own preferences and what makes the most sense for your individual situation and wedding day.

Planning an Intimate Wedding

Planning an intimate wedding is often all about paying attention to the details. Below are some things to consider if you’re wanting to have an intimate wedding.

Consider the Guest List

One of the biggest things to think about when it comes to planning an intimate wedding is the guest list. Most people opt for a small guest list, but what is “small” is relative to each couple. Some couples may have a guest list of 10, while others will choose 50 or 100 people. Thinking about what the right guest list size is for your big day can help you narrow down your options and make sure that you’re on the right track.

Handwritten Invitations

Handwritten invitations are a unique and thoughtful way to show your guests that you care. If you are going to be writing the invitations yourself, make sure that you save enough time to do so. Some people opt for a printed save the date and then send out a handwritten invitation later.


If you’re going to be sending out handwritten invitations, hiring a professional calligrapher can be a good way to check something off your list and reduce some stress. However, some couples find it fine to do the invitation writing themselves.

Live Music

Having live music at your reception can be a  great way to bring everyone together on the dance floor. Consider if there are any bands that have special meaning to you and if they might be available to come and play on your big day. Incorporating live music into your wedding is an excellent way to make the day feel more intimate.

Table Configuration

Some couples don’t think about how the tables will be configured at their reception, but this can be an important detail if you’re going for an intimate feel. Consider having a U-shaped table as a way of bringing your guests together.


Thinking about details like your table configuration is a great way to make sure that your wedding has the tone and feel that you want it to. If you’re not sure how to accomplish an intimate wedding, consider doing some research online or speaking to a wedding planner. There are so many great resources that you can use to make sure that your wedding is exactly how you want it to be.


When it comes to planning an intimate wedding, it’s important to remember what your overall goal is, in addition to making sure that the details you select are cohesive and align with the comprehensive tone.