So whether we like it or not, 2020 weddings in southern New England will be a lot smaller this summer… and maybe even this fall. If you were planning a for huge wedding – do not despair! We have a few reasons right here why we love the idea of smaller, more intimate weddings – and you should, too!
Focus on Your A-Listers!
Smaller weddings mean smaller guest lists, which means some friends, work family, and old college buddies might not make the cut. However, it DOES mean the A-Listers who get an invite will be the ones you hold dearest. Instead of having to divide yourselves among hundreds of guests, you will have the time to focus and celebrate with your innermost circle of close friends and family. Trust us, the wedding day goes by fast, and a smaller wedding does increase the chances of creating special moments with the most important people in your lives!
Plan a Post-Wedding Party!
Right, so what about those friends, work family, and old college buddies that might not make the A-List on your wedding day? You do not want them feeling left out, so why not plan an epic post-wedding party for later this year or next? Not only does it extend the celebration for you newlyweds (you and your squad can even get dressed up again!), but it also it gives your friends a special chance to party in your honor. There are no rules when it comes to this; whether you plan a cookout or book a venue, by the end of the night hurt feelings and disappointment the original wedding plans had to change will be long gone!
Redistribute Your Funds!
Okay, so if you budgeted for a huge wedding and are now having a smaller one, odds are you will be saving a couple (hundred or thousand) bucks. What to do with that extra money? Well, you could put it towards that epic party (see above), use it to bankroll a (nicer) honeymoon, or spoil the guests at your smaller wedding by upgrading their experience with open bar, fancier menus, entertainment, or custom décor. As always, any extra money can also be the start of a nice little nest egg for your future!
It keeps the focus on YOU
Lavish weddings with hundreds of guests in massive ballrooms are beautiful, but (hear us out) they can sometimes pull attention from what is most important: YOU. No one sitting in the way back will miss your vows or the first kiss (what a bummer!), and everyone will feel close enough (while still being socially distant enough) to enjoy every moment of your wedding, meaning 100% of their focus will be on you – which is how it should be!!!
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