It is going to be one of the best days of your life so your wedding plans should take time and any decisions should be carefully considered. One of the biggest debates that arises around weddings is whether to go for a small intimate affair or something on a grander scale.
With smaller weddings, your main benefit is the cost. A small wedding venue and catering will be significantly less than a big venue and catering for a hundred people or so. It really depends on the personality of the people getting married as well. If one of them is a bit shy and doesn’t like a big fuss then they may feel uncomfortable being the focus of attention for large numbers of people.
Small weddings take a lot less planning, from the seating layout to the choice of venue itself. It will also be a lot easier to book smaller venues at shorter notice than larger venues.
The guest list can be problematic if there are people that you think you should invite but you really don’t want to. If they are people that you rarely see then why invite them to your big day? A smaller wedding will give you the excuse, as you are limiting the invitations to close friends and family only. It also means that you will not have to spend half of your day speaking to people rather than enjoying your big day.
If you have always fancied the big, fairytale wedding then why settle for anything else? As long as both of you are in agreement and you have the money to pay for it then go for it. However, sometimes the reality doesn’t quite match up to the dream, as you could spiral into huge costs and get highly stressed with the planning that is required.
If you have a large family and lots of friends that you want to join you for your big day then you can have a great big wedding and an amazing celebration in the evening. You do not have to worry about whittling your guest list down or the fall-outs that can result from smaller weddings.
Remember, the bigger the wedding the more it is going to cost you. So you have to decide whether you want to spend large sums of money for what is essentially only one day. Just make sure that the big decisions are made by the couple getting married and not ruined by family members taking over. It is your day so enjoy it!