Small Weddings – The Next Big Thing
When planning a wedding, every bride (and groom!) seems to have an idea of what their perfect day will look like. From the richly frosted cake to the invitations, every little detail is important. But have you ever thought about how many people will be at your wedding?
Twenty years ago it was common to have large weddings with over 300 guests. Inviting your parent’s work colleagues who spend most of their time at the bar and your fourth cousin once removed who didn’t bother to RSVP was common place.
Nowadays, people are taking a fresh approach to wedding planning by cutting the guest list down. Small weddings are quickly becoming all the rage across the United States, and for good reason!
Take a look at some of the perks of having a small wedding below:
Small weddings cost less and allow you to splurge
Having a small wedding does not have to mean having a small budget…it just means getting what you and your fiancé want! It gives your budget room to breathe! Having a small wedding means you will get to splurge on things you might not have been able to! You can have that high end, artistic photographer snap your photos, get the expensive orchids dyed perfectly to match your theme, or even pick out exquisite invitations that are exactly what you dreamed of. Say goodbye to penny-pinching, having a small wedding means that you have more money to spend on the things that are important to you!
Venue options are limitless
To get the wedding of your dreams, you first have to start with a beautiful venue! Gone are the days of renting a standard hall that lacks character and charm. Having a small wedding means you can have your wedding virtually anywhere! Your wedding could take place in your childhood backyard, a quiet beach, a quaint library, or even a trendy restaurant! No matter what theme you have there is a venue for you!
More one on one time with guests
One of the biggest reasons people decide to have a small wedding is to enjoy their special day with everyone they love. When you have a large wedding, you often leave the reception exhausted and worn out from talking to everyone. Even when you go table to table you never get to see and talk to everyone you invited.
When you have a small wedding you are surrounded by the people that have always been there for you. Nothing is better than looking around to see close family and dear friends that will be beaming with joy and love for your new life!
Throw an “After Party” for the guests you did not invite
Are you worried about those who weren’t invited or couldn’t come to your small wedding? Host a housewarming potluck (as soon as you get settled into your home) or offer to host the next holiday get together! This is a great time to show of pictures of your big day. If having a party isn’t in the cards for you and your spouse, send out an announcement or post card once things have settled down in your new life!
Remember, the most important thing about your wedding day is that you and your spouse are happy!