Peace And Privacy: 3 Reasons Why You Should Have An Intimate Wedding

Peace And Privacy: 3 Reasons Why You Should Have An Intimate Wedding

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Getting married is an exciting milestone in life. Unfortunately, it can also be quite stressful; with so many details to consider and things to plan -- all on a budget, of course --, it's easy to get overwhelmed at the concept of a big, white, traditional wedding. Rather than continue that tradition and throw a wedding fit for a king, consider downsizing the event and making it a more intimate affair. Let's take a look at a few of the reasons small, intimate weddings can be better than the conventional (and extravagant) weddings of old.

  1. You can save and reallocate money. Weddings are known for being expensive. When you invite less people, however, you can significantly reduce the cost of your "I do's" in a number of ways, from the catering bill to the decorations as a whole. You can either save this money for the honeymoon or indulge in extra amenities; offer your guests cottage rentals or cabin rentals for their overnight stay, hire a live band, or invest in a sprawling dessert bar.
  2. You'll have more venue options. The average wedding sees 165 guests. A big wedding requires a big venue, which can seriously limit your options. Smaller weddings, however, are much more flexible; you'll be able to have your wedding and reception in an art gallery, a private garden, a museum, or even on a yacht! The possibilities become virtually limitless when you bring the size down.
  3. You'll be able to spend more time with your guests. Most massive weddings involve the bride and groom hastily moving from table to table as they try to squeeze in a few minutes of talk with everyone they've invited. This can end up making the final day that they've worked so hard for more stressful than it needs to be, and often results in the happy couple missing out on certain reception details and moments. When you host an intimate wedding, you'll have more than enough time to schmooze and chat with your guests in a one-on-one setting -- without sacrificing their big day.

Intimate weddings are more personal (and often more fun) than their large counterparts. Whether you decide to opt for cottage rentals or simply want to focus on spending enough time with your guests, the benefits of an intimate wedding are boundless.