We’ve been there: you’re working on your wedding’s guest list, and the 50-person guest list you had initially planned on quickly turns into a 250-person bonanza. You have a lot of friends and family, and that’s okay! The challenge now is being able to craft an intimate wedding when you’re dealing with hundreds of your loved ones in the same space at the same time. We put together 6 of our favorite ways for you to curate intimate wedding vibes, even with a large guest list!
1. Write Your Own Vows
Writing your own vows takes your ceremony to the next level! Not only will writing your vows give your ceremony a personalized touch, but it also allows your guests to see a more intimate side of the relationship they’ve seen blossom into a marriage. Whether you’ve invited 50 guests or 450 guests to your wedding, personal vows will give each guest the impression that they’ve been included in one of the most sacred and special parts of your wedding.
2. Create A Lounge Area
Part of what makes an intimate wedding special are informal, unexpected interactions with your fellow guests. Especially at large weddings, guests can sometimes feel like they’re being shuffled around as one big unit from event to event: sitting at the ceremony, moving to the cocktail hour, then being ushered into the reception hall where they’ll sit at a table or dance until the night is over. One great way you can create intimate moments at your wedding is with a lounge area! Lounge areas provide an extra space where guests can comfortably relax and mingle, which ends up supplying intimate vibes to even the biggest weddings. We also love wedding lounge areas for their versatility and ability to convey a wedding’s style.