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When it comes to your big day the wedding dress, for most people, is the piste de resistance in the planning process, and if you’re anything like us, then we’re always searching for new and exciting wedding dress ideas! If you’re amidst planning an intimate wedding, whether that be out of choice or not, there are lots of things to consider, the type and style of dress being one of them.


Just because your wedding is small, by no means should you compromise if you are looking for that princess ball gown. You may be looking for two dresses for the marry now, party later trend, or you might want to keep things super simple with a wedding with just the two of you.  Today we bring you our wedding dress ideas for a romantic and intimate wedding day.


Simple and Chic

If you’re looking a chic design without the fuss and a little bit of sparkle then this simple dress is for you! It has the perfect mix of modern and traditional elements and would match a romantic and intimate ceremony and reception. It would also be a great option for a reception wedding dress if you’re looking for two dresses for the big day.



Allure Bridals


Laid Back Luxe

Don’t shy away from the luxury if that’s your style! Having a small wedding may mean you have more money to spend on your dress and this laid-back luxe style is modern, glamourous and swoonworthy. It has a relaxed shape and is perfect for dancing the night away in!



Eden Dress by Papillon by Modeca


Contemporary Cool

If you’re looking for wedding dress ideas with a difference, these alternative styles are cool and contemporary so perfect for the alternative bride. Short dresses and jumpsuits are on the rise for brides looking for something less ‘wedding’ for the big day. These styles are also ethically made so if you’re planning a sustainable wedding day, these are for you.


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Lee Klabin Couture


Traditional Lace

Traditional is always in fashion, and lace is always a popular choice for wedding dress ideas for the big day. Lilian West dresses are beautifully soft and romantic designer wedding dresses, with a traditional boho feel, which makes them perfect for an intimate wedding.



Ava Dress by Lilian West


Perfect Princess

Just because your wedding is small does not mean you can’t be a princess for the day! This Justin Alexander dress is the perfect mix of classic and contemporary with just the right amount of drama for a small ceremony. If you’re looking for sparkle you could add a sequin sash, or a fur stole to create the perfect princess look.


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Morgan Dress by Justin Alexander



If you loved these wedding dress ideas and want more inspiration for your intimate wedding day, visit our collections page. All of these dresses are available to try on in the boutique and we have a range of complimentary accessories too. Get in touch here to book your appointment.










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Intimate weddings are on the rise and whether it be out of choice or not, they don’t have to mean small wedding ideas. In fact with less guests you can make your big day super personalised and add elements which may not have been an option with a larger wedding, after all your wedding day is about the two of you tying the knot… make it yours! Here we’ve rounded up some ideas if you’re planning a smaller gathering with our top 5 small wedding ideas and advice.


Small Wedding Ideas: How to Make Your Intimate Wedding Have The Wow Factor

The Venue

Think outside the box when it comes to the venue; there are some limitations dependant on the type of ceremony you would like, however, with a smaller number of guests you have a wider range of venues to pick from. Whether that be an outdoor space where the two of you met, for a picnic wedding day, your favourite restaurant, a museum or an art gallery, these are just to name a few. Get your thinking cap on and come up with a unique venue for you and your guests to enjoy your special day. Don’t forget to consider the lighting of your venue as this can make all the difference to the ambience of the day, whether it be romantic candles or sparkling fairy lights.


The Dress

When it comes to small wedding ideas the dress isn’t something you should overlook, if anything, make it more "wow". The dress and bridal details should definitely be somewhere where you should splurge. Get the dress of your dreams, something that you look and feel amazing in; just because you’re having a small wedding doesn’t mean you have to have a small dress! Our Le Papillon range is perfect if you're wanting a luxury "wow" factor dress.


Small Wedding Ideas: How to Make Your Intimate Wedding Have The Wow Factor


The Cake

You can still go big on your cake! Make it part of the décor and build your styling around it. You could ask your cake maker to do some faux layers if you’re worried about waste, or there’s always more cake for you and your guests to enjoy if you decide not to take that route! Have some takeaway boxes for your guests so they can take some cake away, or send it to people who couldn’t make the big day, but you still want to include.

There are also lots of other alternatives for a dessert if you decide to not have a cake at all: hire a food cart for crepes, macarons, ice cream or sweets, or choose an alternative cheeseboard cake to include in your wedding breakfast.


Small Wedding Ideas: How to Make Your Intimate Wedding Have The Wow Factor


Table Styling

Create a stunning tablescape for you and your guests. With a small table you can go full on luxury with your space. Opulent flowers, beautiful table centrepieces and perfect place settings. Think of it as the picture-perfect dinner party!


Small Wedding Ideas: How to Make Your Intimate Wedding Have The Wow Factor


Make your guests feel loved with a super personalised ceremony and reception. Make everything personalised, from napkins and menus, to favours and speeches and any other gifts you want to shower them with to say thank you for attending your special day. Think about things they can keep and will be a reminder of the wonderful day they had; people also love things that are unique to them, so add a bit of luxury personalisation and your guests will love you for it. Make it an experience for your guests too, the details are the finishing touches to your small wedding ideas.



If you need any more help or advice when it comes to choosing your dress, get in touch - we offer an intimate relaxed friendly atmosphere, with an exclusive use boutique that you and your guests can enjoy!



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