01/27/2022

5 Benefits of Having a Small Wedding

One area of wedding planning that many couples struggle with is how many guests they want to invite. Often, weddings are huge affairs, and even if you didn’t plan to have a big event, guest lists can get long quickly. However, a big wedding doesn’t suit everyone, and you might prefer having a more intimate reception. There are many reasons to have a small wedding that can help convince you that it’s the right choice for you if you’re on the fence. 

Fewer People Can Mean Less Stress

Many of us look forward to getting to see distant friends and family. However, getting everyone together at the same time is not easy and is sure to make planning an event more hectic. The bigger a wedding is, the more planning there is to do, which not everyone will enjoy. You want to enjoy the time leading up to your wedding, and planning a huge party might make that difficult. 

If you’re worried about feeling too stressed out while planning your special day that you can’t take a moment and enjoy it, a smaller gathering might be what you need. On the actual day of your wedding, an intimate ceremony and reception will be far less stressful, so you can savor every moment of it.

You Have More Time with Your Guests

Your guests are the people who matter most in your life, and you want to enjoy the time that you have together. A wedding can only be so long, so the time you have with everyone is limited. At a large wedding, if you’re going around trying to speak with everyone, you won’t have any real quality time with anyone. It can be a lot of fun, but if you want to have the time to sit with everyone and have conversations, a small wedding will be perfect. For some, an intimate gathering with only close friends and families is what makes the day special. Your guests will also appreciate feeling like they’re an important part of your day when you have more time to spend with them. 

There are Other Details to Spend Time On

Again, planning takes a lot of time. This means that you could end up taking time away from other details if you’re too focused on accommodating all of your guests. If you want the time to carefully go over all of the details of your wedding, planning something with fewer guests will make it easier. You can spend time and money on things like your flowers, decor, and other special touches. A big wedding also means more tables to decorate and a larger guest list may require you to serve generic foods to cater to everyone’s tastes. If you want a personalized wedding where you can ensure everything is exactly how you like, keeping it small can help.

It’s Perfect if You Want Something Less Traditional 

Most weddings are all about tradition. This is extremely important to some who may have always hoped for a classic wedding, but many are moving away from this. If you want something that feels more relaxed and doesn’t follow typical traditions, a small wedding party will fit it well. This can help you have the day you want, not the day other people expect you to have. Rather than a traditional wedding, you can have something that feels unique to you and represents what you want. 

More Venues are Available

There are only so many large venues available, and the larger the wedding, the fewer options there will be. For some couples, this can mean giving up the perfect venue. With a small wedding, you’ll have more places to look into that can be exactly what you’ve hoped for. Smaller venues have a much cozier, welcoming feeling that large venues can’t offer. Many of these weddings are also more unique than large event venues, such as quaint historic buildings. 

Have Your Intimate Wedding at Bank+Vine

Small weddings are wonderful and becoming more and more common. If you want to be surrounded by the loved ones you’re closest to on the most important day of your life, Bank+Vine is the perfect place to have it. You can enjoy having your wedding in a gorgeous historic bank building downtown, which is the perfect setting to make small weddings feel special. 

Bank+Vine can help you have a romantic and memorable wedding that you’ll love. Contact us today to learn more about our Wilkes-Barre wedding venue.

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