Is your mother-in-law insisting that her third cousin’s ex-husband get invited to your Wedding? You’re not the only one looking for a way out of these archaic traditions. The idea of a 300-person wedding with so many guests invited you have never met before, makes it hard to enjoy the time with people you and your partner care about deeply. Couples are changing the way they say, “I Do” in Buffalo and there are some amazing Wedding vendors embracing the intimate Wedding scene. Join us as we explore the boutique Wedding scene in WNY.

“It’s a trend we are excited to embrace” says La Galleria Events Event Coordinator Cherie Carducci. With over 40 years in the business, she’s seen a lot of things come and go, but boutique weddings are one of her favorites. After their extensive renovation and re-brand 2 year’s ago, the LG has been dedicated to producing some of the most cutting-edge weddings in WNY. “In 2019, we added a Boutique Package for couples looking to have an intimate wedding experience but not wanting to just elope, something in between; and it’s been one of our best-selling packages.”

With a candle-lit ceremony, vintage china, a five course meal, and all custom wines, local beers, and top–shelf liquors at the bar, it’s hard to think that weddings weren’t always this way. Though these mirco-weddings for 70 guests and under are enticing the revolutionary wedding couple, La Galleria Events is still finding ways to re-think traditional weddings for larger wedding parties. Their rustic–lux vibe seeps into every inch of their 3.5 acre property. Antique brick arches, wood floors, and cathedral ceilings are enough in itself to make your guests feel cozy, but the outside area is what the cool kids call “lit”. Speaking of lit, come check out our photo forest - you will not need to go off-site to get Instagram worthy pics. The option to have your ceremony in front of rustic hand-crafted Barn doors and completely personalize every detail of your wedding - this venue is helping change the wedding industry as we know it.

The LG is passionate about partnering with other local vendors that are looking to give couple’s an experience - not just a service. Collaboration not competition has been key to making couples’ Pinterest dreams come true. One of those vendors, H&H Entertainment has been working with couples to put a personal touch on the music scene, because how many times have you heard “We Are Family” at a wedding, right? H&H isn’t just a DJ service, they get to know each couple, making sure to personalize the music choices; and if you don’t know what you want to hear - one of their music experts will help you with just that. It’s a no–brainer that H&H Entertainment is one of the best in the business.

Bridal Chateau in Williamsville has also been in the business for over 40 years; Beth Clark has transformed the wedding gown shopping event into an empowering experience for brides. Offering exquisite gowns and trendy bridal jumpsuits, this shop offers so many ways to shop. One of the most boutique experiences for those of you loving the intimate vibes is a “Shut-Down- the-Store” appointment where it’s just you and 10 of your loved ones shopping without anyone else around. Hi, Micro-Wedding vibes, we see you.

So if ya’ll just got engaged or have been looking for a way to share your #Buffalove for awhile, we know these vendors will help you find just the right way. The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs this year, might as well make it a banner year and tie the knot! Go get married, Bills Mafia!

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