The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Weddings

The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Weddings


This is your big day, your one shot to make the most magical and memorable small wedding for you and your fiance. So, how will you make it work? Who will you invite? The list of questions can go on and on. Well, here are a few of the top do’s and don’ts of planning your small wedding. The best tips and tricks that we located have come from author Dave Westfall. His book Big Weddings SUCK!, is a great place to start when planning your small wedding.


The very first thing to remember, is that this day is all about YOU! There is no right and wrong when it comes to how you want your day to be.


DO make this exactly how YOU visualize it.There is nothing worse than having a wedding that is not yours! Everything down to the colors and the people in attendance should be your choice.

DON’T  let anyone make you feel guilty about your choices. 

DO plan to celebrate after the wedding with a party type of your choosing. 

DON’T worry about the guest list. This is not something that you should stress over. Couples want to have small weddings to avoid all of the drama that comes with not only the wedding but the guest list itself.

DO remember that you need to make the most of your money. You will save a ton by having a small wedding.


Small weddings are much more efficient than larger weddings in many aspects. Budgets need to be made and you must stick to your guns. Money is saved for the honeymoon or moving into the next chapter of your lives. Reducing stress is key to having the best day of your life! Focus on the things that will make you and your fiance happy verses things that will please others such as family and friends. Make memories that will last a lifetime! Splurge on expenses such as a photographer or a cake that you love. These expenses will create memories for years to come.

When you are ready to plan and book your small wedding, contact Beechwood Inn at 706.782.5485 or visit our website at

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Weddings