This year has brought a "boom" in smaller weddings, and we will not stop sharing details about this interesting format. There is a stereotype that a small celebration is necessarily something cozy or cute, but this is not always the case. If you prefer elegant classics, love an atmosphere of luxury, and would gladly arrange a large-scale wedding, if it weren’t for the virus, an intimate event may also suit you. We will tell you how to add a special chic twist to it.
Invest in the best catering
A close-knit wedding is an opportunity to afford the luxury that would not exceed the budget for a large-scale event. A separate champagne bar, snacks including black caviar, foie gras, oysters can be "too much" for a wedding with hundreds of guests, but they are perfect for a smaller celebration. In addition, the "wow-effect" is guaranteed at a chamber wedding as the guests are unlikely to expect to see such dishes.
Create special details
Focus on the little things that would get lost on a large-scale celebration, and add something special to them. The possibilities are endless, for example, it could be:
Buy candles with subtle scents or create your own scented candle. Then your celebration will have its own scent. And guests can get as a present mini versions of them to remember your day.
@vikimmi, @forloveandliving, @jomalonelondon
Imagine how elegant it would look: a guest sits down at the table and sees a cloth napkin with their initials on a beautiful plate. This is both a special chic and a pleasant example of attention to detail.
You can create a unique cocktail dedicated to you and the groom, and present the recipe and ingredients to guests. If you want, you can even make a few of these in honor of the guests.
Foto: Kseniya Antonova, @godunova.art, @amsale
Invite a sommelier
They will help you to design the menu and select a special wine that will perfectly match your meal. So you can get more than just a wedding dinner, but a thoughtful gastronomic experience. By the way, you can also ask them to come to the celebration and talk about the wine that is served, or even arrange a small wine tasting.
Anisa Sabet, @sashashviderska
Prepare gift boxes for guests
One more thing that is impossible at a large-scale wedding, becomes a reality at a chamber celebration. Prepare not only one souvenir for your guests, but a cute box with nice little things - handmade chocolate, a mini-bottle of champagne, a candle. See more gift options here.
Oliver Fly, @petitsouvenir
Add more fresh flowers
Decor and especially fresh flowers is perhaps one of the most expensive items in a wedding budget. But a chamber wedding is good because most likely, you will have one or two zones for decor in which you can invest. This does not have to be the ceremony area: you can include beautiful flower arrangements on tables or even next to them, wo guests feel like they are sitting in a garden.
Foto: Kseniya Antonova