My friend Jaime of It’s a Jaime Thing is hosting her first giveaway. She has 4 signed copies of Intimate Weddings by author Christina Friedrichsen to give away.
My wedding was an intimate wedding. We had 70 guests. The main appeal of a small wedding is that you really pass time with all my guests. Everybody wants to speak to you. Plus there are the pictures, the games, the dancing and the eating.
A Glance at My Own Wedding
Initially, I set the limit at 40 guests but my husband wants more guests to share our joy. And it was hard selecting the few. We settled for 70 guests.
You have to take tough decisions to stick to a small number of guests. We were lucky to have parents who let us have it our way. We split the guest list half and half between friends and family. It was important to us that our friends be present. The number of close aunts and uncles fit well. We invited the cousins with whom we always played as children.
On the plus side, we indulge in a luxurious venue, a fine cuisine meal and make sure that the celebrations were a lot of fun. Our wedding was extraordinary. I could have asked for more.
With the level of details that today’s brides want, planning a small wedding enables you to have it all. It is not just about money, all the time-consuming handmade projects can be a nightmare to manage with a huge wedding.
Intimate does not means to be crowded in a room. Try to select a venue with a room size slightly bigger than what you need. By spreading the extra space across the room, you can create an even more luxurious feeling.
It’s for You and Your Husband
Before you decide what kind of weddings you wish for, why not read Intimate Weddings. You have until March 4th, 2009 11:59pm EST to enter the It’s a Jaime Thing giveaway. Whatever you decide, my best advice is that at the end of the day, you and your husband had the wedding celebrations that please both of you. We sure did.