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5 Reasons We Heart Smaller Weddings

With many couples embracing unconventional details, smaller weddings are offering the freedom and flexibility to plan your day as you see fit. From unique venues, to cozy atmospheres, here’s five reasons why we love a more intimate celebration.

Less Chaos

There’s nothing worse than that awful feeling of being overwhelmed – especially on your wedding day. A more intimate affair is ideal for the nervous bride and will help to ease any last-minute jitters. Knowing you will only be surrounded by your nearest and dearest on her special day will take a whole load of pressure off you. On the bright side, finalizing your guest list and planning your seating chart will also be a breeze. That in itself makes smaller weddings a winner in our eyes!

You Can Spend More Time With Those That Matter

Many brides and grooms often worry that they did not get to spend enough time thanking each guest on the day itself. With smaller numbers, you will find it much easier to work the room and spend ample time chatting and dancing with friends and family. Who knows, you may even squeeze in a few minutes alone as newlyweds!

Your Guests Can Actually Get To Know Each Other

The best part about having a smaller wedding is that your guests can actually get to know each other properly. This is an added bonus if both families don’t know each other particularly well, or if you have any shy guests attending your reception. The warm and friendly atmosphere will create a perfect setting for everyone to mingle late into the night.

Savings For The Future

Having a huge wedding is not only timely, but it’s also extremely expensive. Having an intimate wedding will allow you to budget towards your future goals and dreams, like buying that dream house you’ve always wanted or going on an epic honeymoon.

More Options

Contrary to belief, having a smaller wedding actually opens the door to much more possibilities on your special day. Use your imagination during your initial planning stages, there are tonnes of alternative and quirky wedding venues that can only accommodate minimal numbers. For example, if you’re a total foodie, your favourite restaurant may just be able to host your evening meal. Take advantage of these perks to create a day that’s truly individual to you and exudes your couple personality.

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Amy O'Regan

Amy O'Regan is our Content & Social Media Assistant here at WeddingDates. A journalism graduate, she's passionate about photography and things content-related.

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