You've always heard that your wedding day is the greatest day of your life, and one that warrants a big celebration. Yet, a major spectacle with a long list of guests, endless amounts of planning, and serious financial expenses is not for everyone. If you're not interested in a huge event, but also don't want your special union to be nothing more than simply signing some paperwork down at the courthouse, an intimate wedding may be just what you're looking for.
Intimate weddings are not so different from "regular" ones, just scaled down. Their main distinction is the number of guests, which commonly includes only twenty or less of the bride and groom's closest friends and family. You can still have a touching ceremony in a beautiful venue with professional photography followed by dinner, dancing, and cute activities. Many couples in the past have opted for an intimate wedding due to any number of personal preferences, but these days the choice can be a matter of safety regarding social distancing practices as well. Whatever your reasons, intimate weddings offer many benefits.
Traditionally, the majority of a couple's wedding budget goes towards wining and dining their guests. Having fewer tables to serve allows you to invest your money elsewhere and add the special touches that make your wedding unique and memorable. If you've always had a specific idea of your dream wedding in mind, reducing the guest list is one way to help make it a reality.
Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and unfortunately, it can be all too easy to get bogged down in the details and lose sight of the bigger picture of what really matters on your special day. Ultimately, all of this is about you and your partner and what will make the two of you happy. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed, fall victim to impossible expectations, or feel like your efforts are more for other people than yourself.
If your wedding only has to accommodate a handful of people, you will be able to choose from a wider range of venues, vendors, party favors, and more. This is your chance to really get creative! You could go above and beyond to personalize the experience for each of your loved ones or include inside jokes that make you and your new spouse feel extra connected.
3 West Club is the perfect place to host an intimate wedding in the Manhattan, NY area. Contact us today to reserve your date!