Many of today’s To Be Wed Couples are gravitating toward smaller and much more personal gatherings when contemplating their wedding plans. Typically, both the bride and the groom are busy working professionals with hectic lifestyles to contend with. The last thing they want is more hectic demands placed on them with grandiose wedding plans. As a result, what couples are truly seeking, is a genuine, personal, intimate experience for their wedding event.
Today’s wedding couples want to celebrate this most important day surrounded by the people who know and love them well, their closest friends and family. They want to feel more at ease and relaxed with their guests, to feel free to fully enjoy the flow of everything to do with their wedding. They aim to create a cherished celebration with close-knit friends and family, rather than the typical wedding planning trappings of a big glitz and glamour production gone wild.
As I visit with today’s wedding couples, I have to say, I certainly see the wisdom in their choices. Many enjoy having the financial freedom to splurge on what’s truly important to them when they elect to have a smaller guests list.
Some couples choose a small guest list not necessarily because their budgets are small, but because they can pull out all the stops and have a truly lavish wedding geared for a more intimate gathering. With fewer guests you can focus on the things that really matter. Like that perfect honeymoon you have always dreamed of, or perhaps an elegant catered dinner; while others it might set their sights on dancing the night away to a live band.
Plus, they enjoy more options when choosing a venue. Since you won’t need a large space to accommodate your guests, many small wedding charming venues will be open to you. In South Central Kansas many couples are blessed to either have homes in the country, or know someone that does..
The freedom to customize your wedding to your own tastes gives you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and make your wedding a unique reflection of the two of you.
The possibilities are endless.
Today’s wedding couples want to be able to spend quality time with their guests, this being one of the big wedding essentials. How many weddings have you attended that left you feeling like another face in the crowd fulfilling a social obligation? Small weddings aren’t like that. When the guest list is small, the bride and groom can spend quality time with each of their guests, making them feel welcome and creating cherished life long memories that everyone will remember fondly.
Small weddings offer greater opportunity for real bonding, by way of getting your loved ones from both sides of the family involved in your special day. Which, I think you’ll find, that they will absolutely adore the opportunity of getting evolved with the planning and decorating. Also, it’s a whole lot easier and way more fun for the DIY wedding couple with a guest list of 75 or under.
At the end of the day, what you and your guests remember will be those special moments and loads of loving memories that will always be treasured. After all, isn’t that one of the true reasons for a creating a wedding celebration in the first place? I’m thinking so.