Welcome back friends! Today we are exploring the world of small and intimate weddings and how having a smaller guest list can improve your big day. We've composed a list of the top four reasons why we love intimate weddings!
1. Save money. Who doesn't love that? People are spending more and more money on their weddings these days. By cutting the list down to immediate family and close friends, the couple can spend dramatically less. The newlyweds can put that money into the bank, down on their first home, or put it towards a grand honeymoon!
2. Splurge on the details. Not only can a smaller guest list save money, it could also allow the details to be more extravagant. The couple can spend more money per guest on food, flowers and centerpieces, bridal party treats, the DJ (or band, if that's what you prefer!), or even the wedding gown. When you have less guests to feed, make (and mail) invitations for, and have a proper space accommodation for, you have more wiggle-room for the details you've always dreamed of.
3. More options with venues. Let's go back to the proper space accommodation real quick. When you're trying to find a venue to hold 300 guests, the venue choices tend to slim down. If the couple can cut that in half, or even reduce it by a little, the venue options widen. Fitting 10 tables into a venue is much easier than squeezing 20 tables into the same size, right? Another option for a venue arises when hosting an intimate wedding... destination! The couple can consider going out of their state (or to another country!) when the guest list is much smaller.
4. Fewer distractions = more relaxation. This is a big one! When you have fewer guests trying to congratulate, say hello, or put additional pressure on the couple, you can take a deep breath and relax a little bit. Now, we aren't saying that a smaller guest list will completely eliminate the stress, but it will reduce it! The couple and their guests will be able to stay in the moment, remember why they're there, and celebrate the couple's new lives together!
So, if you're considering a small and intimate wedding, we hope these reasons help reinforce that desire! If you haven't considered cutting down that hefty guest list, these are some good reasons to do so!