Is A Small Wedding Right For You?
Is a small, intimate wedding right for you and your fiancé? There are so many advantages to having a smaller wedding as opposed to a normal, large wedding. And while they may not be right for everyone, it could be the right fit for you if any of the following are true:
You Have A Small Budget
The number of guests at your wedding directly correlates with the expense. If your budget is on the small side, an intimate wedding is a great option for you! With a smaller guest list, you can focus your money on things that will last a lifetime; Your photographer and/or videographer, for instance. Money doesn’t get wasted on things like hundreds of invitations, food and drink for hundreds of people and a venue to accommodate everyone on the guest list. Or, maybe you want to spend your money on something else. Your honeymoon, a downpayment on a house or to pay off any existing debt. Having a small wedding can definitely help you save money for other things that may be more important to you.
You Want A More Personalized Wedding
To make sure your wedding is exactly what you dreamed of, have a small wedding. You will have more options for vendors, and can make your wedding have a very personal and curated feel. You’ll have more money to spend per person on dinner, invitations, place settings, flowers, and much more. You can choose exactly what you want. For example, if you need 200 place settings, your budget will be limited per setting. But if you only need place settings for 20 people, you will be able to choose between a lot more options and price ranges. This could be the difference between paper name place settings, or cute acrylic ones; dinner that’s $10 per head or nice steak dinner at $100 per head; cheaper bouquets for you and your bridesmaids, or one gorgeous bridal bouquet and a stunning flower arch. The options are endless with a small wedding!
You Actually Want To Spend Time With Your Guests
Do you really want to sit in a receiving line all night? We didn’t think so! A huge perk of a small wedding is that you get to spend quality time with each of your guests! Which is awesome! They made the cut for the guest list, so they are people that you really love and enjoy being with. Unlike at a large wedding, at a small wedding you will actually have ample opportunity to eat the fabulous dinner you planned, and plenty of time to dance the night away. You won’t have to spend all night making sure you greet every single person; Your guest list is small enough to where you can spend time with everyone at once! Most importantly, having a small wedding gives you the freedom to just enjoy your wedding day. Small weddings are much less stressful and easier to manage. Speaking of stress…
You’re Already Stressed About Being The Center Of Attention
Does the thought of walking down the aisle and standing in front of hundreds of people make you start to sweat with anxiety? Yeah, you need to have a small wedding! Don’t be afraid about what other people will think or who you might offend. Your wedding day is about YOU and your fiancé and if you don’t like being the center of attention, a small wedding is the way to go. You will be way more comfortable around a small group of people who you really trust and love. Also, if you’re writing your own vows, it’ll be easier to recite them in front of a smaller group.
So, is a small wedding right for you? Again, they aren’t for everyone, but they do offer tons of perks and considerably more options. Small weddings have a very different feel than larger weddings. They are intimate and full of love, and make for a once in a lifetime experience for you and your guests. If you choose to have a small wedding, we guarantee you won’t regret it.