Many dream of having a huge wedding with an elaborate cake and hundreds of guests. However, the reality of the situation is that weddings can get expensive very quickly, and the stress of having so many guests may actually not be worth it in the long run. The day of your nuptials, you want to enjoy the moment, rather than worrying about logistics. Here are a few reasons why small wedding venues can work better for brides in the long run.
1. Intimate Gathering
One of the best parts of keeping a wedding small is the fact that it also becomes more intimate. Sharing your special day with only close friends and family not only means a cost savings that you can put toward other things in your new, shared life, but also a more memorable experience amongst those more important to you.
2. Balancing Size and Cost
A Practical Wedding suggests creating a spreadsheet with a budget which includes such columns as location, capacity, and costs, amongst others. This is a practical approach to figuring out what size venue you really need and can afford. Small wedding venues vary widely in price, depending on the amenities offered, location, and demand, so looking at the hard numbers can help in your decision making process.
3. Less Stress
Unless you’re hiring a planner, if you want to deal with less stress in your wedding planning, keeping it small means you don’t have to worry about RSVPs, sending out expensive invitations, or how many seats at dinner you’ll need. Paring down your guest list to only close friends and family means that you’ll also avoid all the logistics that can drive a bride or groom crazy.
What really matters on your special day is that you remember it for the rest of your life, and size doesn’t directly equate with happy occasions. Whether you have a small or a large wedding, there are many things to consider to determine what your unique needs are.
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