Every couple has their own definition of what a small wedding is. For some, it’s a traditional church ceremony followed by dinner and dancing with 100 friends and family. For others, it’s a morning garden ceremony followed by lunch for 25. While both events seem vastly different, they actually offer the same benefits for both types of couples.
Top 3 Benefits of a Small Wedding
- A more intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you and yours are social butterflies or prefer to keep your circles small, considering each of your guests (and their guests) to be somebody close and special means you’ll be creating opportunities for quality time and memory making with them. You won’t have to worry (too much) about introductions or keeping peace between estranged relatives. You, your new spouse, and your friends and family are free to simply enjoy the celebration with each other.
- Quality over quantity. This applies in so many different aspects in a small wedding. In addition to creating the type of atmosphere discussed above, you’ll give yourself some wiggle room to incorporate more elements of your dream wedding, like better food, nicer flowers, a live band, or a more exclusive venue. Or, if none of those things are of great importance to you, maybe you’ll be able to come in under budget!
- DIY is actually feasible. Everybody wants their wedding to be unique, and DIYing can be a great way to make the day more personal. That said, creating favors, place cards, table numbers, etc. for 250 guests adds quite a few new tasks to the already daunting wedding planning to-do list. But creating those items for 50 guests is much more feasible, and possibly even fun. 🙂
Here are some DIY projects we’re loving right now for small weddings:
Bonus Benefit: You’ll get to spend less time writing thank you cards!