March 10, 2010 | British Columbia
Think outside the box when working on a small scale wedding
Vancouver, BC - March 10, 2010 - When planning a small, more intimate wedding for a client - whether the budget is big or small - use this time to really flex your creative muscle and have fun. At a small scale wedding, guests find it easier to socialize, getting a chance to reconnect with old friends or make new ones. They also have a better chance of taking notice of the little details that have been incorporated into the table centerpieces or even the wedding favours - details that otherwise might get lost in a more grandiose reception.
Take the time to get to know the couple, their backgrounds, their likes and dislikes and listen to the story of how they met. All of these answers can potentially be integrated into your wedding planning, ensuring that their close friends and family will catch a closer glimpse into what makes this happy couple so unique. Besides getting a chance to use great alternative design elements instead of cookie-cutter solutions, the venue location can also be a bit more obscure, as a smaller wedding opens many doors for choices that can include restaurants, hotel rooftops, or even an amusement park!
A small wedding may not necessarily mean less work on the part of the event planner, but it will definitely ensure that the guests who are lucky enough to attend will leave feeling they have shared something very special with the couple. And most importantly, you'll have a satisfied client who will be raving about your work for years to come.
If you're interested in a wedding planning career, CDI's Event Coordinator and Management program is a great place to start!