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Tips for Planning Small Weddings

Small Weddings

Not every wedding has a two hundred guest count. There are many reasons why couples are choosing small weddings. Small weddings do not need to sacrifice the grandeur and elegance of a large formal wedding in the process of creating an intimate experience with fewer guests. Elegant wedding venues can be staged to accommodate small weddings without appearing empty, allowing couples to have the ceremony of their dreams in a more intimate and affordable space.

Planning Small Weddings

Planning small weddings is not much different from the planning process of larger ones. Couples will need to pick a wedding date, book a venue, shop for wedding attire, secure vendors and plan all of the details of their magical day. The difference between small weddings and large weddings is noticed in the headcount, cost and the experience created within the space.

Small Weddings

Small Weddings and Small Budgets

Small weddings allows couples to have the elegant ballroom wedding on a budget without skimping on the details. In fact, small weddings save money on the size to spend more on the details. Scaling down the size of the event can mean less on the catering expense while providing a fine cuisine that you might not be able to serve to 150 guests. The number of wedding invitations and wedding favors are also greatly reduced. However, small weddings can mean more than just smaller budgets.

Making it Special

A gathering of 50 can create the dream wedding in a less intimidating space. Some couples choose to have small weddings to avoid the jitters formed in a crowd of more than 100. Some choose to limit the special moment to a few close friends and family for a more relaxed and comfortable setting. When you trim the guest list to a few special people, your experience can often feel more special. Invitations are not based on obligation, and neither is attendance. Small weddings create a special, supportive and safe environment with a very special few.

Small Weddings

The Crystal Ballroom

The Crystal Ballroom is an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team that imagines, designs and creates small weddings to meet the needs and desires of couples planning a smaller and more intimate setting to say “I do.” There is no stress over creating an intimate ceremony space, setting tables, tying chair sashes, arranging seating, designing a ballroom, staging décor, setting the fine china or any of the details involved in creating the wedding of your dreams with an all-inclusive wedding venue. All the elegance is included, from the candelabras and manzanita trees to the tall floating candles and floral arrangements. You will sit down with professional designers to coordinate your napkins, linens, sashes, runners, overlays, chargers and all the details to match your theme and design.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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