Advantages and Disadvantages of small and big weddings
Determining whether to have a big wedding or a small wedding can be a very tough choice for couples. With a smaller wedding, you can enjoy yourself more in the company of those that are actually close to you. But a smaller wedding means having some friends/family that don’t make the cut. A larger wedding allows you to make sure you don’t miss anyone out, but you may spend the majority of your wedding shaking hands and saying hello. We hope this article helps you figure out the answer the question “How many people should I invite to my wedding?”
Finding the wedding size that matches your personality and needs
What wedding type is right for you? You and your partner should discuss what is the most important to them at their wedding. A little compromise from both of you may be necessary. Start listing out friends, family, and coworkers that you want to definitely invite.
If that list is under about 75-100 people, then a small wedding might be right for you. Make sure find a cozier wedding venue that can only fit about that amount of individuals. You can avoid alienating those you didn’t invite, by letting them know you would have loved to invite them but the venue you fell in love with has a size limit and you had to cut a lot of people you would have otherwise invited. If you are close to the limit, try to really think about which of your friends you will still be close with 5,10,20 years in the future. As you get married and potentially have kids, your ability to manage many relationships will go down, and some friendships will fade away naturally on their own.
If that list is much bigger, then a larger wedding is for you. A larger wedding will allow you to invite everyone you want, and even give them the ability to bring a boyfriend/girlfriend. The cost of a larger wedding will not necessarily break your bank. Most people give cash presents, and you will often receive back approximately the cost of the wedding back in cash gifts. In fact, sometimes big weddings end up being more cheaper because you have fixed costs like DJ’s, Bands, and Photographers that don’t cost more per guest.
Which size is right for you? Let us know why in the comments!