Jamie, 32 & Terence,44
Location: Toledo, OH
Wedding Date: July 28, 2018
Number of Guests: 19
Wedding Cost: ~ $25,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: The Manor House at Wildwood Metro Park in Toledo, OH
Wedding Reception Location: The Manor House at Wildwood Metro Park in Toledo, OH
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We have small families and wanted to be able to spend time with everyone who was in attendance.
What are some the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Finding a venue that was not too large.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
Nope! We knew who we wanted to be there.
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
I think some members of our family thought we would have more people there, but were okay with those who were in attendance
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
Our officiant was personable and funny. He took the time to get to know us and made sure the messaging matched our personalities. Our daughters also had readings during the ceremony, which was nice to have them included.
What were the highlights of the reception?
The food was delicious. It was also easy to talk to everyone and enjoy their company.
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
The best thing about having an intimate wedding was that we were able to visit with everyone there and it was easy to bring the night to a close.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
You don’t have to have a giant wedding to have a memorable experience. Having an intimate wedding also means that you can be a little pickier about your vendors and food. Since the scale is smaller, you might be able to splurge a little on things that might be cost prohibitive with a larger group.
Wedding Coordinator and table decor:Your Perfect Day
Hair Stylist: Gussy Up
Makeup Artist: Beauty by Billie Jo
Ceremony Venue/Reception: Manor House
Officiant: Weddings for the Ages
Arch and cake floral design and bouquets: In Bloom
String Quartet: Millenius Strings
Cake : Crowned Cakes by Jess
Caterer :Tree City Catering
Dress :Belle Amour Bridal