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Small, Intimate Weddings Abroad

Choosing to have a wedding abroad is simple if you know for sure that you'd like to have a small, intimate wedding, as it's a really easy way to cut the guest list and ensure you have the size of wedding you'd like.

Marrying abroad is also a lovely way to celebrate twice, as you can have a small wedding abroad and then have a big party at home when you get back. This means you can have exactly the type of wedding you're dreaming of, but also include more of your family and friends in your celebration.

One tip - if you are planning a small wedding abroad then it's important to find a wedding planner or venue which welcomes small weddings. Some wedding professionals focus mainly on large ceremonies, or a venue may offer exclusive use for a large wedding. If this isn't what you're looking for then take your time deciding on the person who is going to help you marry.

However, also remember that some planners and venues will be happy to arrange a smaller wedding off season, so if you're not set on marrying in the height of summer you're more likely to find a planner who has availablity for a smaller wedding.

Questions to ask before booking your small wedding

  • Do you have a minimum fee or minimum size of wedding?
  • Is there a set menu choice for the reception or can we choose a la carte?
  • (To a planner) Do you have intimate venues for a ceremony available?

Many couples who already have children choose to have a small wedding, and it's a great way to involve the children in the ceremony, perhaps with the kids walking Mum down the aisle, being a ring bearer, or holding Mum's bouquet. A smaller wedding is less intimidating for children especially if they're in an unfamiliar location. It also means that they feel fully included in this big day in their parents' (and their) lives.

Small weddings can also be much more fun than a large affair. Just'll have the chance to speak to all your guests properly and you don't have to spend a fortune on food and drink (the main cost for a wedding).

A small wedding doesn't have to be cheap, but, due to its size, it often does cost less than a more "traditional" wedding. Which means you have more money to spend on other things....such as a honeymoon or a house.....and with smaller weddings becoming more and more popular it's a great way to celebrate your union properly but without breaking the bank.

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Our Small Wedding Providers

Amour Affairs - Bahamas

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Location: Nassau
Business Type: Wedding & Events Planning
Contact: Paulette Davis

With beautiful blue waters as your wedding backdrop, soft white sand at your feet and cool ocean breezes gently blowing, the Bahamas is the ideal destination wedding get away.

Easily accessible and with modern amenities, the Bahamas provides island charm and home comforts.

Amour Affairs are the professionals who make it easy for you to come and say 'I DO'.

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My Wedding in Turkey by EGG

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Location: Fethiye
Business Type: Destination Wedding Planner
Contact: Hayal Dedeoglu

Turkey is a country full of history and at the crossroads of Europe and Asia; it has a rich culture and a lot to offer to a couple who wish to celebrate their love.

We are Turkey’s first destination wedding specialists. We have great experience in this field and we have helped hundreds of couples organise the wedding of their dreams in Turkey. As we offer tailor-made weddings, we can be as involved as you want while we offer you the expert help you need.

We will design a tailor-made service to meet your needs and requirements. You will not be rushed about, nor have choices already made for you. You will be presented with alternatives and we will explore different options together until we have put together all the elements of your dream wedding! It is your special day and we will help you every step of the way to ensure that you enjoy every second of it.

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Nordic Adventure Weddings - Denmark

Location: The island of Lolland-Falster
Business Type: Wedding Planner
Contact: Lena Hansen

We are a stylish wedding planning team who creates extraordinary events in the romantic, scenic and historic country of Denmark for foreign couples.

We are a member of international community "Belief wedding creators”, and also LGBT-friendly company.

A wedding with us is not only about the ceremony itself, but about Denmark and Danish history, Scandinavian nature, culture, local food and people; it is a unique opportunity for you and your beloved ones to spend a few days together and explore the Danish culture pearls. Whether it is an intimate wedding for two, or a romantic party with a narrow circle of friends, or a noisy big wedding – you can be sure that all couples are important to us, and we will surely find you the right option for the wedding of your dreams.

Get married in Denmark and you'll have a wedding venue like no other to celebrate your special day.

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Wed in Central Park - New York, USA

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Location: New York
Business Type: Event Planning
Contact: Claire Ady

We can provide one-on-one advice, guidance and suggestions for everything you need for your wedding in New York's Central Park. We can tell you what paperwork you need to complete for a legally binding wedding, help you to find the loveliest spots in Central Park for your ceremony and photos, answer all of your queries, write your ceremony just for you, and secure the best photographers, videographers and celebrants for your wedding day.

In business since 2012, planned over 250 weddings to date.  We are trustworthy and thorough and our people are pleasant, reliable and enthusiastic about weddings and about Central Park. 

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Pink Palms - California, USA

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Location: UK
Business Type: Event Planning and Styling
Contact: Ashleigh Li

Welcome to Pink Palms!

I’m Ashleigh, and I plan weddings in LA and California from the UK. Having recently relocated from LA back to London, I want everyone to know just how amazing it is to get married out there! We can plan your California wedding together from the UK, putting you at ease as we can meet in person for our planning meetings. Dealing with the time difference with suppliers can be very time consuming, and this is where I come in and can speed things up for you with a great list of suppliers on the west coast.

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