There are several reasons for why couples are now opting for much smaller weddings rather than big and lavish ones. The biggest problem with a large wedding is the cost and often couples find themselves still paying for it long after it has taken place.
For many years now because of celebrity weddings being shown on TV, elaborate and expensive ones have proved to be very popular. Yet now people are starting to see the smaller wedding as being more acceptable and are coming back into vogue. For those who are looking for a wedding that is more intimate and personal then this is the best type of wedding for them.
However, just because your wedding is small does not mean it needs to be informal, it does not even have to be cheap or simple. But a small wedding is certainly not going to cost as much if you were going for something which large numbers of guests attending.
When it comes to a small wedding in fact we are referring to the number of guests that have been invited and will be attending this event. Normally with such weddings the bride and groom will only invite a few very close relatives and friends to celebrate this very important day in their lives.
Because the guest numbers are much smaller with this wedding the bride and groom are able to focus more of their time and energy into the areas of their wedding that they consider to be important. Certainly this may well mean that they are able to actually have their wedding and honeymoon abroad rather than at home.
More and more people who opt for a small wedding find there are lots of destinations around the world where such an event can take place. Along with the Caribbean, Las Vegas is becoming increasingly popular for a unique location where their wedding can take place. However, if you are after something a little more intimate and romantic then an old castle or mountain lodge may be the perfect setting for your small wedding.
If you really want to be saving money on your wedding day and have it at home instead there are certain things one can do to save on the costs. The majority of costs for a wedding are taken up by the reception because in many cases a couple will hire a room or hold it in a hotel. But instead to save money why not arrange for the reception to be held at a family member's home or at a restaurant that the bride and groom like.
Small weddings can be as simple or as elaborate as the couple getting married wanted them to be. But what kind of small wedding they choose will depend on how much they are willing to spend on it. What they should remember however is that at the end of the day this is their special event and should be one that they and their guests will enjoy and remember with fondest in the future.
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