Anonymous

Small wedding ideas?

Really frugal way to throw a very small intimate wedding. No outdoors I live in Louisiana :p we’ve already had 2 of the 4 seasons just this morning haha. The only reason I’m anon is because it hasn’t been announced yet :p

  • Natasha
    Oct 16

    My hubs and I took our parents to city hall in the middle of the afternoon in a limo and then went to a beautiful restaurant for dinner

  • Anonymous
    Oct 16

    Great idea :) thanks

  • Julie
    Oct 16

    It depends on how small. If it’s just 3 or 4 people in addition to you and your husband then just a small courthouse wedding with a nice dinner would be perfect! But if by very small you mean maybe 20 people or so then do something like a quick ceremony at city hall and a potluck dinner at your house to celebrate (or better yet, your parents or in laws house so you don’t even have to worry about guests in your home). Tell everyone to bring their favorite dish and you can provide the dishes, drinks (you can also request guests bring their own if you are really trying to save money), and maybe some cake. Sounds like a blast!!

  • Vicki
    Oct 16

    Same as Natasha, it was 16 of us total. The restaurant we picked was one of my favorite and it was small enough that it fit just us. They opened early for a late lunch and we got a special menu. It was wonderful.

  • Lin
    Oct 16

    congratulations!

  • Cynthia
    Oct 16

    I got married in a very fancy restaurant in a private section. Now we can always go there to eat for our anniversary.

  • Christina
    Oct 16

    We had family out to first cousins. Dinner and reception in a restaurant in their private banquet area. Ceremony we did outside, but I know you said you can’t do that. With an open bar and photography we spent about 5k. We skipped flowers which was a big cost saver.

  • Joey
    Oct 16

    Don't do wedding favors. They're a waste of money and usually get thrown away afterward. Silk flowers are usually much cheaper than real. You could do grocery store bunches for the bouquets and just baby's breath for the centerpieces (really cute in mason jars). DIY doesn't always mean cheaper! A lot of wholesale websites can offer up cheap alternatives.