A typical Indian wedding has day-long ceremonies and even longer guestlists running into hundreds -Mind you, they are people who are close to the family and cannot be ignored. However, things are changing now as couples are choosing to have intimate celebrations with only a chosen few present on their special day. These millennials prefer to curb the unnecessary costs to avoid burdening their families. Instead, the money saved is spent on more constructive investments like a house or travelling together to their dream destination. If you are one of those planning to have a wedding celebration that is private, here are a few things to keep in mind…


When you have a small venue and people come to know about it, they will understand that you want to avoid a crowd. It is a subtle hint to those who expect to be invited for it, that you are not ready to host a big wedding.


Most Indian weddings have elaborate rituals – sangeet, mehendi, haldi among other thing. It is better to keep things simple by focusing only on the main wedding rituals or else design them as per the size of the venue as you don’t want to make your guests feel uncomfortable.


The most comfortable option is to get married in a cosy home. If your house is not big enough, you can always ask a friend who has a bigger house to help you out. An attached terrace always works best. This also makes sure that you’re not in a situation where you have to explain about restricting the celebration to immediate family and close friends.After the wedding rituals, make sure to take everyone out for an elaborate lunch or dinner to avoid unnecessary speculation.


Everyone expects a huge reception after the wedding, but if you don’t want to have that either, opt for small multiple celebrations. You and your spouse can have separate office parties, while you can also plan one each with extended families from both the sides. Friends can be combined or given separate parties depending on how you both want it. However, ensure that both of you attend all these parties.


 However, if you cannot avoid having a wedding in the same town, try to hire a stand-alone bungalow instead of the typical hall or hotel set-up. Look for a farmhouse located on the outskirts of the town you stay in. It will give you lots of space and at the same time be a close-knit affair.
 Sometimes having a wedding at the place you reside in, will see a large number attending it. Avoid that and half the crowd goes out of the list. Go for a destination wedding, which invariably means that the celebration is a small, intimate affair; it also limits the number of guests you want to invite. This kind of wedding allows you to give personal attention to all your guests, as well as provide you with enough me-time.