4 Advantages of Intimate Weddings | Houston Wedding Photographers
In our current pandemic age, many suspect that weddings will need to evolve and will often look smaller than a wedding that might have taken place last year. According to a study by The Knot, the average wedding size in 2019 was 131 guests. Yet in the wake of the pandemic, it seems wise to reconsider the size of the wedding celebration you are planning. As many couples are considering the best way to celebrate their marriage, we wanted to share 4 Advantages of Intimate Weddings:
1) More venue options
Space and capacity is a large consideration when selecting a wedding venue. When planning a smaller and more intimate wedding, many more venue locations are available to you! From a quirky museum to a formal restaurant or even a destination wedding, there are an abundance of options to choose from!
2. More budget flexibility
“It’s simple math, you can do more with $40,000 for 40 guests than you can for 100 guests. Because you are spending less on the necessities (food for them to eat, places for them to sit, etc., etc.), you can focus more of your resources on creating really intentional personal touches that you’re guests will love.” —Skylar with Chancey Charm Events
Intimate weddings can help not just save money, but can give you the ability to allocate more of your budget to other areas that are important to you. Want to splurge on an amazing photographer and videographer for your day? Or go on an epic honeymoon? Want that incredible heirloom wedding album with duplicate parent albums? Intimate weddings allow you to play with your wedding budget and focus on the items that are most important to you.
3) Less Overwhelm
4) More Time
A common sentiment we hear from couples is that they weren’t able to meaningfully connect with more of their guests on the wedding day. If you have 200 guests and a limited amount of time between the end of a meal and the exit, it is nearly impossible to greet each guest. An intimate wedding, however, gives you more quality time with your family and friends. In addition, we find that intimate weddings have more flexibility in the overall wedding day timeline so that you can spend more time with your besties getting ready, more time with your new spouse enjoying your wedding day, and more time to make amazing couples portraits!