Small Intimate Weddings


A small intimate wedding (according to the Pink Caviar definition) is a smaller gathering, no larger than 20 people. Generally speaking only close family and friends are invited. This creates a more personal experience, not just for yourself but also your guests.

Intimate Setting

Intimate Setting

There are many reasons why some couples choose to have a smaller wedding. Some reasons are that they wish to only be surrounded by their nearest and dearest. zzMy mother once said “The last thing you want is to look back at your wedding photos 20 years from now and think ‘Wow I have not seen that person in years, what a mistake inviting them was’. Another good reason from a client early last year where they were born from overseas. The majority of their family and friends were not in Australia. Lastly people believe that they can have an amazing wedding with all the trimmings, splurge on their guests with a better food and inclusions.

There are however 2 main issues when planning a small intimate wedding. Firstly it is not that easy to find a location or supplier that cater for weddings under 50 people. For example many venues will typically have a minimum of 50 or 100 guests and are limited by physical space. While they are literally able to cater for smaller functions, venues are typically booked out up to a year in advance and would rather hire their space out to a larger crowd. Therefore you need to be able to choose a location that not only suits your tastes but also an appropriate private dining room.

Some couples are then tempted to have it at a restaurant as they will happily take smaller groups. Depending on the restaurant you may be dining with the general public as not all restaurants have a private dining room.

The second issue is the misconception of budget. While logically speaking if you have less guests then the cost will be less. While this is true and you will be spending less, you may not be saving as much as you hoped. Just like the minimum on venues there are some services such as a, florist and so on that will have a minimum standard to go by. For example a function space may have a smaller head count of 12 but your total is 10. Depending on the venue space they may charge for the additional head count.Keep in mind that the cost per head will be higher on a smaller affair.

Pink Caviar Events are experts are smaller intimate weddings have been putting them together for the past few years. If you are planning a small intimate wedding (weather it’s your first, second or last wedding) feel free to contact us as we would be able to help not only plan your wedding in an intimate and private setting but also help you keep the costs down. We have connections with suppliers who specifically cater for intimate weddings and know venues with smaller function spaces with the feel you are looking for. We also have a team on stylists in house to decorate to your hearts content.  With our years of experience, rest assured that we know how to make it all go off without a hitch. Contact us today to see how we can turn your intimate wedding into one that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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