Here at Perfect Wedding Guide, we know that each couple is unique in the amount of guests that they have at their wedding. Some couples would prefer to invite every person that they know, while others want only their closest friends and family to share their wedding experience with them. In this post, we are going to study the pros of an intimate wedding. From the blessings of lower costs, to the longer amount of quality time with each guest, we are convinced that smaller weddings are taking the stage in a big way. Here are some reasons we believe intimate weddings are making couples think twice about who is getting an invite:
- Each guest gets more quality facetime with you.
A lot of times, couples with 100+ guests realize after their reception that they didn’t see Aunt Jane for the entirety of their wedding day. The awkwardness the follows at family reunions can be easily avoided if you make a few decisions; and, maybe, cutting back on the invites is one of them.
2. The photographer will LOVE you.
Many photographers love, love, LOVE small weddings. They feel like they can channel more creativity into their photos, give you exactly what you want, and save you a lot of time. It is hard to enjoy your job when you are herding a massive congregation of people for a group photo.
3. Your amazing DIY ideas will be manageable.
Many brides love the DIY ideas they find on Pinterest and their favorite blogs, but the amount of people at their wedding make those projects near impossible. With an intimate wedding, you can actually pour out all of that penned-up creativity into your wedding plan.
4. Your guests will be more comfortable with people they actually know.
There is nothing more uncomfortable and awkward than being a guest at a wedding and the only person you know is the bride or groom. Make your guests feel comfortable and relaxed by keeping it “in the family”. Your family and friends will grow closer and build stronger relationships if you do so.
5. It’s a wedding, not a reunion.
It doesn’t make sense to pay $100+ a head, when all you want to do is “catch up”. Go ahead and grab some coffee, but we don’t recommend inviting your lab partner from 11th grade chemistry to your wedding just to reunite.
6. You can get creative with your venue.
Want to get married in your backyard? Great. Want to get married at the campsite where you fell involve? Perfect. Want to get married on a mountaintop after a short hike with a picturesque waterfall in the background? Fantastic. If you have a small wedding, you can basically get married wherever you want.
7. You can save money and splurge on the important aspects of your dream wedding.
When you save invites, you save money on food, drinks, seating, space, and gifts. Furthermore, with all that extra cash, you can make your special guests feel extra special with unique gifts, extra food, more drinks and a better all-around experience. Also, don’t forget, you can always spend a little extra on that amazing honeymoon!
8. You can get married faster.
With less details and people to take care of, you can cut down your timeline. Want to get married in three months? That’s a possibility!
9. You can spend time with your spouse.
Often times, couples find themselves so busy with their army of guests, that they don’t spend any quality time with each other. With smaller weddings, the couple can spend more time on their wedding day kissing, hugging, and being one on one.
10. You can relax!
Having a small wedding is like having a party with the people in your life that mean the most to you. So let loose, relax, and share the love!
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