My focus has turned to smaller, more intimate Weddings in the last year (we’re talkin’ under 75 people) and I could not be any more content in this space. Ultimately everyone has their reasons for how large of an event they want to host and how many people they want there, but if you decide to go small, rest assured you’re not sacrificing anything! From my experience and what I have seen, here are 5 reasons why I think small Weddings are just as special, if not even MORE special, than large Weddings (be sure to read to the end for the 1 biggest Small Wedding Myth, busted!)
The Myth! All of this being said, I need to address one Small Wedding misconception! I often get inquiries or comments from clients that go something like this: “We’re just having a small Wedding, about 50 people, so it will be really simple”. I’m so sorry to tell you, but the smaller the Wedding unfortunately does not affect the amount of Planning at all! If anything it ramps up the attention to detail and the need to make moments intentional and planful because everyone is REALLY going to be up close and paying attention! Whether you’re having 300 guests or 20, your Vendor list looks about the same and the logistics, emails, and communication are still aplenty, so don’t underestimate your details and need for Planning support if you decide to go small!
Featuring Shanette & Wayne’s Wedding to accompany this post, a stunning example of a small Wedding done so beautifully and not sacrificing a single detail or special moment.