The 5 best things about having a small wedding
According to bridebox.com everyone has ther own personal idea of what their dream wedding should be like, but when it comes to size, there are some great reasons why you should keep it small.
Here are 5 reasons you should choose a small and intimate wedding vs. a large and extravagant one.
1. Easy on the budget
According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding has risen to $31,000! You don’t have to be a penny pincher to see that saving money on your wedding can be a huge help.
Planning a small wedding allows you to significantly cut back your spending and save money that you can spend on important things like a down payment for a new house, an extravagant honeymoon, or saving for your futre offspring’s college fund. You save on the number of wedding invitations you will have to send, save time and money on silverware, meals, chairs, tables, and wedding favors.
2. Less guests, more gourmet
The money you save from cutting back your guest list can certainly be recirculated into your wedding budget! Just because you’re saving a chunk of money doesn’t mean you have to pocket it; you can use this extra cash to purchase fancier catering, splurge on that extravagant wedding dress, or hire your first choice band. With more wiggle room in your budget, you can make sure that you get every detail you’ve dreamt of (Even that chocolate fondue fountain)! Not to mention, planning a smaller wedding is a breeze: you will have more options in terms of a venue and won’t be limited for space.
3. Intimate environment
When you cut down your wedding invite list, you get to invite only the people who truly matter to you and with whom you share the closest bonds. Narrowing down your guests will allow you to take the time and consider who you really want to attend your special, intimate day in celebration of your marriage. Chances are you can send invitations to more people you care about, and to less people who you just feel an obligation to invite.
Instead of attending for the party, you will feel reassured to know that the people you invite truly care about you and the celebration of the love you two share. With less people, you can invite guests who bring a good, positive energy and who you know will be an important part of the day and not just showing up for a good time.
4. More face time, less distractions
Have you ever been to a wedding where you barely got any time to speak with the bride and groom and congratulate them? A bigger guestlist means a higher chance of this happening at your wedding. You should be able to share this meaningful day with everyone you invite. This means that you get to spend more time together rather than sharing a few brief words in passing. Many brides have expressed that this was a big problem at their wedding, and that they wish they had had more time to be able to see everyone. Make sure this isn’t a problem at your wedding, and cut down your guest list so you can spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you.
5. Avoid getting overwhelmed
As wonderful and exciting as weddings are, they can also be very overwhelming and a lot to handle. A smaller guest list means a more intimate, less chaotic and commotion-filled day with less distractions. Too many guests to entertain can put significant pressure on the bride and groom, making it to easier to feel overwhelmed. With less guests, you can feel at ease, stay in the moment, and experience less drama. You will also be less distracted with the agenda of getting face time with everyone and can feel relaxed with the thought that you greeted all your guests.
We Specialize in All-Inclusive
At first, we thought all-inclusive meant just having all the infrastructure ready to go for the couple, so what looks like such a simply beautiful, largely outdoor wedding could be as clean and simple as the lines of the tent. There should be no hassles about getting in all the infrastructure and having it ready for your wedding. We did not want to witness a rental truck showing up at the last minute and a mom or bridesmaid, or the couple themselves, setting up chairs and tables–even mowing the yard–on the morning of the wedding. These were all things Jeanne witnessed repeatedly over the years. No wonder people were exhausted before their wedding even began…