There is truly no right or wrong way to celebrate your wedding day, but in some cases, bigger is not always better. Often couples feel the need to invite every one of their family members, friends and colleagues. While big weddings can be tons of fun, they can also become very difficult and stressful to plan and manage; and are extremely costly. Small can be fabulous too! Here are some reasons why:
Small Guest List = Small Budget
This is a great saving strategy in many aspects. With many venues charging a “per person” fee, your big day can become much more cost effective by narrowing down your guest list to your closest family and friends. Not to mention the cost of alcohol, transportation, invitations, and small details that are easy to forget about early in the planning process. Celebrate your day with the people who matter most! When the guest list is small, the bride and groom can spend time with each of their guests, leaving the whole experience more intimate and memorable.
When planning a small wedding, there are endless options when it comes to venues. Couples are often restricted to where they can host their event depending on the size of their guest list. Small weddings are not strictly limited to large venues, hotels, and banquet halls but can be celebrated in other unique locations such as your favorite restaurant, a museum, an art gallery, or even pack your bags for a destination wedding. Overall, something “out of the box” is easier to plan with less guests to accommodate.
Avoid Overwhelming Situations
Many couples say that their entire wedding day was a blur. Between the “I dos”, photos, speeches and guest greetings, before you know it, the day you’ve been waiting so long for is over in the blink of an eye. You spent so much of your time, effort and money making sure that everything was exactly how you imagined it to be all without being able to take a step back and take it all in. A small wedding helps to avoid this happening and allows you to enjoy each part of your special day.
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, large or small. But it is easier to relieve some of that stress knowing that most of your guests are going to be some of your biggest supporters. You wait so long for this one day – enjoy it! Leading up to this day you will face many decisions. Take some of the pressure off by not feeling the need to please as many people but feel confident that your guests will support any decision that you make.
When having a small wedding, cutting down the guest list will ultimately save you a large sum of money. These savings can be used for other things that are important to you. Whether the savings are used to purchase the dress of your dreams, splurge on a fabulous honeymoon, or make a down-payment on a house; you can find comfort knowing that you are able to put your money towards the things that matter most to you and your significant other.
Is a small wedding the right style for you? Our unique and boutique-like venue is perfect for small and intimate weddings up to 100 guests! For more information please contact us at 412-821-2530.