This last year has upended the wedding industry and along the way, it’s changed a lot about the way we plan and envision wedding days. One of the trends that’s grown this year is intimate weddings, and though they exploded in popularity through necessity, often as plan B, or C, we predict mini-matrimonies will long outlast the pandemic, because really, even before the pandemic hit, smaller weddings were in vogue. From increased venue options to decadent details that would otherwise be impractical, modest guest lists let couples make the most of their time and budget. We asked local planners to share the extra-special touches they’ve seen give big style to little nuptials. Featured in the special weddings section of Washingtonian’s January issue, here are 21 intimate weddings ideas.