Small Weddings

Planning your wedding day is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, and everything needs to be just so for it to be the perfect big day for the bride and groom, even for small weddings. A large wedding with a huge guest list can be impressive, but small intimate weddings are becoming more popular, and for good reason. They’re easier to set up, a smaller guest list will still include the family members and good friends you want to have there, and you can save on a wedding venue. You could even have a small wedding in your backyard. Of course, you’ll want the wedding decorations to be top-notch and for the planning to go smoothly. If you’re looking for the best small wedding ideas, The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly is an exciting destination for creating, sharing, and remembering your big day in unique ways.

Design Unique Wedding Invitations for an Intimate Wedding Ceremony

Small weddings need wedding guests, so help them make it to your intimate ceremony at a small wedding venue with wedding invitations for small weddings. This is your special day, so you’ll need special invitations that convey how important this is to you. We help you personalize invitations that are as unique as your wedding. Our Backyard Twinkle design is perfect for small home weddings with its backyard tree design and gold foil-stamped script that looks both formal and inviting. Customize these invitations with your choice of trim and personal messages for your closest friends and family members.

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Create DIY Wedding Decorations with Wedding Yard Signs

When the invitations are out, small weddings still need a way for even a smaller guest count to know they’ve arrived at the right place. This is why wedding yard signs are a great idea, and our Ingrained Love sign is perfect for a small backyard wedding or even a wedding reception or bridal party. This corrugated yard sign features a wood grain design with just the right amount of greenery and a formal script that can be personalized with the names of the bride and groom. You can also upload your own design with up to six photos, such as your best photos from the small wedding rehearsal.

Personalize Your own Small Wedding Banners

Small weddings need to be decorated just like large weddings do, and wedding banners are a great choice to hang from trees, fences, or inside small wedding venues. Our custom vinyl banners are the perfect choice for any kind of wedding, and it includes 16 swallowtail flags and a 1-foot jute cord, so you can put the finishing touches on your venue. Personalize each flag with your choice of text and up to six photos for the entire banner. You can also choose your own design pattern if you find one you like better than the standard bouquet design.

Customize Glassware for Your Wedding Glasses

Even though you’ll have fewer guests at small weddings, it’s still important to make a splash at the tables during the wedding reception. You’ll likely be serving drinks, and custom wine glasses are a great way to leave a personal impression. Our stemless wine glasses are a great choice for you and your guests of honor, and they can be personalized with the married couple’s initials and the wedding date. If you’d prefer to include a heartfelt message instead of the date, we have an option for that, too. Our stemless glasses hold 15oz and are dishwasher-safe.

Remember To Design Personal Products for Fun After the Small Wedding

When it comes to a small intimate wedding, you’re naturally doing everything you can to ensure that the big day is a success, but it’s also important to design some personal keepsakes from your special day and plan activities you can do after the wedding. From preserving your wedding day in your memory to designing fun home decor, here are some of our best small wedding ideas from Shutterfly.

Create the Perfect Wedding Photo Album

Small weddings will involve just as many photographs as larger weddings, and you’ll need a convenient place to keep the best ones so you and your spouse can look back on this day together with smiles. Our wedding photo books have great styles to showcase your walk down the aisle, each stage of the wedding ceremony, and post-wedding photos as you begin your new chapter in life together. Available with soft, hard, and premium leather covers in sizes as large as 12×12, our wedding photo books are the perfect keepsake from an intimate celebration.

Small Wedding Canvas Prints Make Perfect Decorations

One of the easiest ways to remember small weddings with a smile is to commemorate them with home decor that you’ll see every day. Our canvas prints are great choices to add more life to a room and create a story to talk about with guests. Our Just Love Trio design is perfect for three of your favorite wedding photos, and it’s available in sizes ranging from 8×10 to 30×40, so you’ll be able to make it look great on nearly any wall space. Frames are also available in a variety of colors, so you can match them to your breathtaking photos.

Keep a Small Wedding Glass Print on a Tabletop or at Your Desk

If you need small wedding ideas for a tasteful keepsake you can put virtually anywhere, our glass prints are an excellent answer. With sizes ranging from 5×7 to 10×12, you can keep these at your desk at work, on a coffee table at home, or even in a prominent place on your bookshelf. Perfect for a single photo or a collage of your favorites, our glass prints look best when they’re placed near a light source.

 

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