Can a Small Wedding Still Be Wonderful?
If you are planning to have a small wedding, you may not realize that small won’t be a whole lot easier to plan. But it should be a lot less expensive, if saving money is what you are trying to do. Be careful to not omit parts of the wedding that are most important to you (and your spouse).
The wedding day is for the bride and groom and looking at it as a huge party for everyone you know and all their friends could lead to trouble, or put too much stress on the couple. If small and intimate is more your style, the wedding day can still end up perfect, and maybe even more so. Imagine having quality time to spend with ALL the guests.
Obviously you will save money on the size of the venue, the number of meals, or amount of food and drink needed. Without a large number of people in the wedding party you will also save a bundle on flowers. In fact many couples involve family and friends to help in ways they could not for a large reception.
It is probably best to have a fairly small wedding if you marry on the beach, but there are places that can accommodate large crowds too. And if standing in the sand is not appealing, consider renting a small cruise ship and having the wedding out on the water – sea or lake.
I have written a page with Tips For Planning a Small Wedding which I hope will give you some things to think about.