Have you ever heard of the term Intimate Wedding and wondered what it means? While intimate weddings have been around for a while they have grown in popularity recently. I have been blessed to capture a few of these beautiful events and I love them! 

Dixon IL, Wedding Photographer

An intimate wedding is: A gathering of very close family and friends (usually less than 50 guests) to celebrate the marriage of one very special couple. Sometimes after an intimate wedding ceremony there will be a larger reception with more guests but not always. 

There are many reasons for hosting an intimate wedding. 

  1. One of the main reasons is to keep the focus on the bride and groom. As fun as it is to have a big party there is something special about letting the attention be on the happy couple. 
  2. Another reason is cost. When there are fewer guests obviously the cost can lower.
  3. There are more options. When it comes to having a smaller group the amount of places you can go or get into .
  4. A more personal experience. One on one time with your guests. Maybe the chance to involve each of your loved ones as a part of your day. 
  5. An untraditional experience. 

While an intimate wedding is not for everyone maybe this sounds ideal for you? It sure did for me and I don’t regret it one bit. The intimate wedding was great for me because I just got to enjoy my day. Selfish maybe? But if there was ever a day to be selfish shouldn’t it be your wedding?