When you pictured your dream wedding, have you always imagined a room full of everyone you’ve ever met? Luxury and extravagance everywhere you look? As you begin to plan your actual wedding, you may start to realize for a number of reasons that going small instead of extravagant has its perks. Of course there is a lot of money to be saved by keeping things small. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the special touches that define your wedding day. In fact, at Rose Hill Weddings, we think you’ll find that creativity can bloom even more when you eliminate some of the non-essentials and have the space to focus on the details. Here are some of our favorite reasons to think about keeping the guest list short.
Less People Means More Creativity
With fewer people involved in your wedding, you can be much more creative with all the details. From food and drinks to flowers and decor, music, seating and even your venue, thinking outside the box just became much easier. Consider that you won’t have to feed a few hundred people a basic chicken or steak pre-ordered meal, or stick to seasonal floral blends because your favorite flowers are too expensive. Since you won’t have the sheer numbers to accommodate, you can splurge on your favorites, indulge food sensitivities or preferences, and include your favorite mariachi band for entertainment. Creative seating (think hay bales for a rustic barn wedding or gorgeous carpets on the forest floor) is much easier when you only have a few people to include.
Less People Means More Personal Touches
With a smaller wedding, you and your partner can truly include much more personal touches than with a larger wedding. For example, you can create individualized place settings or favors for each and every guest. You can hold your ceremony or reception in a venue that’s special to you, like your favorite museum or wine bar, even if the venue doesn’t accommodate a large number of people. With a smaller wedding, you’ll also get to have more one-on-one time with each guest, as well as each other, throughout the day or weekend. This leads to a much more memorable event overall, rather than the wedding day blur than many brides describe after the event is over.
Less People Means Less Drama
Small weddings are not just more cost effective. They’re also much easier to plan with far fewer headaches. Last-minute changes that could seemingly ruin a larger event are no big deal with fewer people. For example, moving 20 people indoors because of rain is nothing compared to moving 200 people. Plus, being surrounded by only those closest to you means you can relax the strict rules of etiquette often associated with weddings. Instead of a best man toast, each guest might take a turn toasting the happy couple! Also, explaining why someone didn’t get invited seems far easier and much less personal when most people you know didn’t get invited.
If you’re starting to think a small wedding might be for you, we encourage you to talk to the wedding experts at Rose Hill Weddings. We want to hear your thoughts and ideas about the small wedding you want to have. Talk to us about what you’d like to do and we’ll help you make it happen. We’re here to help you create the best wedding day possible, no matter what size it is!