Kelly Gill
Kelly Gill 24 Sep 2019

Intimate Weddings

Has anyone gone from wanting a big(ish) wedding to a small intimate wedding? We've gone from wanting a barn wedding with 70 guests to falling in love with a Tree Top wedding in Devon with only 14 guests. Any tips or advice on having an intimate wedding?

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Louise Baigent
Louise Baigent 25 Sep 2019

I'm getting married there next year. Tree Top Escape? It's perfect.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

It's your day, do what's right for you!

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

Just be upfront from the outset’s the fact it’s such small numbers will probably make it easier to explain. Those that really want you to be happy will accept what you want. Have a fab wedding.️

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

We had a huge day booked and planned for November this year but we cancelled had a small last minute thing with our close family friends and it was absolutely perfect!! We had a few moans and groans but at the end of the day it's about you two so go for what you want!!

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

do it!! :) the smaller the better in my opinion! x

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

I'm only having small wedding in the day but more at night. We just inviting close family only people i see regularly i will probably upset a few people but its about what we want and what we can afford xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

We did close family and friends for the day and then friends and family for the night. Who wants to share their day with strangers? Wouldn't change a thing (invite wise) x

Rachael Watkinson
Rachael Watkinson 25 Sep 2019

Yeah. My whole life i wanted a big fairytale white wedding with all my extended family. However my budget does not match and since losing my dad it just doesn't seem so important. We are having a small intimate ceremony with only 40 guests consisting of only immediate family and close friends and few more in the evening.

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

I had 7 guests: 3 step kids, my (our) daughter, the registrar (a friend) and her husband (my husband's boss) and my mum. We got married on the estate where we live, on it's waterfalls. After that, cake and booze on the tea hut. After that we all went to dinner. My bouquet was paper, so less than £30 and they still look the way they did a year ago! Fairy lights and more paper flowers adorned the tea hut. Best decision ever! Wouldn't change it. One day, for the renewal of the vows, I'll have a dress and I'll invite all the friends and family I didn't. I just wanted to marry this wonderful man. After 5 years of engagement and costing and planning this big wedding and not being able to make it happen, my wedding took 3 months to plan and it was lovely

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

I had a small intimate wedding was the best thing we ever did. There was around 30 of us altogether. Ceromony at 3pm and then off to a beautiful country pub for a meal, drinks and wedding cake! Xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Sep 2019

We had a wedding of immediately family only. My husband had his 9 year old standing as best man, my sister was bridesmaid, mum walked me up the aisle. For me it was perfect. It meant I had tons of time to spend with everyone. We sat in a huge square shape so we could all see each other. It was very laid back. We got some hassle from family members about what weddings should be and the fact we were "leaving people out" but at the end of the day it's your wedding and you do what suits you!!

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UKbride Administrator 26 Sep 2019

We had a small with with about 14 people and the day was just perfect!

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