Intimate Wedding in Italy: the benefits of having an intimate wedding

Dreaming of an intimate wedding to celebrate the joy with only your dearest ones?

Then this article is for you.

Intimate weddings are becoming more popular and in 2021 we’ll see a continuation of these kinds of weddings. Many couples prefer more exclusive celebrations, as they give more importance to the guest experience and to quality time

Intimate weddings have a special atmosphere that makes magical and valuable every single moment.

In fact, this type of wedding includes more customized elements and more attention to quality than a traditional wedding.

They can be the perfect opportunity to share such an important occasion with the people that you would really like to have with you.

Read on to discover more about these weddings in Italy and how they can make your planning process easier and your wedding more special.


With so many tasks to take care of, planning a wedding can be overwhelming and complex, especially if you’re getting married in a foreign country. But, if you give yourself enough time to plan and sort the tasks month by month with this wedding planning checklist, everything will be easier and less stressful.

Brides usually ask me: “How early should I start planning my wedding?” With this article, you’ll have the answers in your hand and at your disposal any time. With a year or more to plan, brides will usually be able to book their venue and suppliers of choice. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get your dream venue with less time; it just gets more difficult, as popular venues book up quickly.

In this article you will find a very easy, simple and functional guide that will take you from the very basis to the more detailed information of planning a wedding in Italy.



With an intimate wedding, you’ll have more venue options to choose from and you’ll be more relaxed during the entire time.

This type of wedding allows you to be more creative with your venue and vendor options. Also you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to space.



Weddings can be very expensive but an intimate wedding allows you to reduce and split your costs. One of the biggest costs when it comes to a wedding is the catering, which is calculated using a headcount of your guests. With fewer guests, you will be able to significantly reduce this cost.

You’ll also need fewer tables, decorations, etc and you’ll spend less on the bar. 

A smaller wedding will allow you to dedicate your budget to the elements that you care about the most. For example, the money you save on catering can be dedicated to other aspects of your budget, such as flowers, music or decorations.

Additionally, you’ll have the chance to pay more attention to details so that you’ll live a truly unforgettable experience.



An intimate wedding will give you possibility to enjoy your special day with every single guest of yours. In this way, your guests will feel 100% part of your day. The atmosphere will be warmer and inclusive. Giving your guests a role can help to make the event more memorable and meaningful for everyone.

By inviting the people who really matter to you the most, you’re spending quality time with each one of them. Being able to focus on your nearest and dearest, and, of course, the love of your life. 



Even though weddings are experiences of pure joy, they tend to harm the environment. By planning a smaller wedding, with fewer guests, you can reduce the impact of your big day on the planet. You will also have the chance to have more control over waste management, lights waste etc.


Planning a big wedding can be overwhelming and requires a lot of work, and the larger your guest list, the more complicated the logistics. An intimate wedding allows you to really be present and enjoy every minute of your wedding.

Coordinating a wedding for 20 people is easier than coordinating one for 100. You’ll find that the reduced number of guests will give you more flexibility in the planning process and more time to focus on the details.

Planning a smaller wedding is typically less stressful and it will give you the possibility to focus on the things that YOU really care about and on your wedding day. 


Given the situation we are experiencing, organizing a smaller event will allow you to have greater safety during your wedding day for you and your guests.

Also, with an intimate wedding there will be less vendors involved.

Let us guide and support you in planning an exclusive and authentic destination wedding experience in Italy. For more inspiration, scroll our gallery and destination weddings.