By Jessica Conigliaro

On Saturday, May 4, actress Keira Knightley married Klaxons keyboardist James Righton. The couple kept the day very low-key, UsMagazine.com reports. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony in the south of France before just a dozen or so of their closest friends and family.

What are some ways to keep your wedding low-key?

Cupids Advice: 

Marriage has always been one of your life goals–but the wedding part, not so much. You were never the type of person who enjoyed having the spotlight on you. Cupid here to give you some advice on how to make your wedding day more low-key:

1. Keep it small: You decided to spend the rest of your life with the man you love–who’s to say you have to share that moment with hundreds of people. You want your wedding day to be shared amongst the people that matter most to you. Invite 40 of you closest friends and family and avoid that big wedding you’ve always dreaded having. This way, you won’t have to make small talk with distant relative you barely know, or haven’t seen since you were a baby.

2. Short dress: Wearing a big and tiered wedding dress was never how you envisioned walking down the aisle. Save yourself the pain of putting on the overly laced dress and find something you are more comfortable in. You may even decide to wear an off white dress, or one that has a bit of color in it. Ignore the typical wedding rules and find something that suits your personality–after all, it’s your big day!

3. Backyard wedding: After looking at countless venues, you can’t seem to find a place that seems right for your big day. They all seem too big and don’t have the right feel for you. Skip the hassle of looking around for a location and consider having the party right in your backyard. You grew up there and have so many memories–why not add one more? Your guests will love the homey feeling associated with your wedding–and so will you.

How did you keep you wedding low-key? Share below.