Deciding on what’s important
A simple wedding often just means avoiding a lot of the optional extras that come with a lot of weddings.
From additional decorations to entertainers or photobooths, there are lots of add-ons to a wedding that you might think are unnecessary. If you’re going for a simple wedding, you can opt to not include any of these things. The trick is to decide which parts of your wedding celebration are most important to you and accentuate those, instead of potentially distracting from them by having too much going on.
To decide on what you want to focus on, make a list of everything you want at your wedding and try to rank it by importance. Then, as a couple, work out what you absolutely have to have and what you don’t. This can help you to really shape and define what you want from your day, and work out just how simple your simple wedding can be.
Those elements that you see as being key and important are where your time, effort and budget should be directed. This might include making more of the typical elements of the wedding, such as the cake, DJ or wedding breakfast.
A simple wedding is often most effective when it does the expected, but does it really well. For example, instead of having big-statement decorations and a large sit-down meal, try doing something rustic and interesting like a hog roast. This is a simple and effective wedding meal, but it’s also a talking point. When done well, it can be a really memorable part of your wedding reception.