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Wedding Planning 11 steps to organizing a small and intimate ceremony

A small wedding is easier to plan but harder to achieve.

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11 steps to organizing a small and intimate wedding ceremony

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Not every bride and groom dreams of a big and lavish ceremony with many guests in attendance, sometimes they want an intimate ceremony with just few friends and closest family members present to share their memorable day with.

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Bride and groom at church wedding

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According to Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events, in her vlog series 'Funke Says', a small wedding is easier to plan but harder to achieve due to many family demands and obligations.

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For engaged couples who want to have a small wedding, here are a few practical tips to note:

Groom in black tie play

Groom in black tie



1. Be realistic with your goals

2. Speak to your partner

3. Design your dream list

4. Plan and set expectations

5. Choose and unusual time for the wedding

6. Cut out friends that aren’t close to you

7. Cut out co-workers that aren’t your close friends

8. Have an A and B list

9. Divide guests list equally among families

10. Send ‘save the date’ cards to only those you wish to invite

11. Make your wedding fun, romantic and magical

Watch Funke Bucknor explain these listed points in the video above.

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