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Weddings on the Mind

Putting mental health first in the wedding industry

We’re Pro Small Weddings - They Can Help your Mental Health!

By modefor, Nov 24 2020 03:32PM


This year has of course drastically changed the plans and dynamics of weddings. Small, intimate weddings have become a real thing this year - but will these continue?


Here at Mode for... we love all types and sizes of weddings, but there's something about small weddings that's really special.


Many people have different interpretations on small weddings. We would class ‘small weddings’ as anything from 2 to 20 people.


There are so many positives to having a small, intimate wedding and it doesn’t have to be a bad thing if your numbers have to be reduced due to any restrictions in place.


Less people


Whether it’s less people you need to try and please during the planning process, or having just a few people getting ready with you on the wedding morning, having a small number of guests rather than a large number will provide you with less stress during your wedding planning.

Having a small number can also make your wedding easier to plan.


Quality time


There will be so much time on your wedding day to spend with your loved ones and your new husband or wife. It’s guaranteed that time on your wedding day will fly by, so you want to make sure you spend quality time with the people who are there. Having a smaller number of guests means that you will have plenty of time to spend quality moments with the people you really want to.


Save money


Smaller weddings can save you money - fact! Many wedding suppliers have now adapted their business and can now offer smaller packages for these smaller weddings - get in touch with us if you’d like any recommendations for some fantastic suppliers.


This is a great way to save some money, but still get their fantastic service and skills; and if you want to save even more money - go midweek!


It may be really hard to decide which guests will make it onto your wedding guest list, but as long as you’re doing this for yourself and the right reasons, people will understand.


Why not arrange a large party at a later date to celebrate if you wanted to - bring your wedding photographs, have another wedding cake, party and dance the night away!


‘Oh no - we’re going to be in Tier 3 for our wedding! What can we do?’


After the recent announcement in England, some weddings due to take place soon will be taking place in Tier 3 areas. Wedding ceremonies can still take place in these areas for up to 15 people however, currently no reception is permitted.


How about some of these ideas for ways you could celebrate your wedding if your area falls into this tier:


Picnic in the Park!

Even if it rains brollies make for great pics! Plenty of National Trust, public gardens and country parks that can be utilised and visited for free.


Hire a boat!

A household can hire a canal barge each or even a rowing boat on a lake


Fish & Chips by the water!

Whether it’s at the seaside or by the river on the bandstand in Wetherby – it’s a very traditional British thing!


Take a walk!

The Moors, country parks, plenty of places to be outside, get epic photos and celebrate together safely.


Please ensure you adhere to all of the Government guidelines and Rule of Six


You can still make the most of your small wedding and have the most perfect day! If you have any other ideas, let us know at @weddingsonthemind over on Instagram.


Keri x


Photo by Adam Wilkinson Photography