The wedding venues and vendors are booked up quickly in June and September as they are the most popular months for getting married. Once the date of the wedding has been decided upon, the decision about whether to go with a big or small wedding will impact the plans for everything else. Basically, will you “go small” or “go big?” Both choices have their pros and cons.

The following items are what you need to consider:

Guest List Size

Going with a small guest list for your wedding will make it more intimate. That can mean you will have more time to spend with your guests. It could hurt the feelings of some as you will not be able to invite them to the wedding.

By going with a big wedding, you can invite family; friends of the family, friends, co-workers, former classmates, friends of parents, and so on, as the list can be endless? Having so many people focused on sharing your big day can help to create a fun and exciting atmosphere. This can also be the ideal opportunity for friends and family to get reacquainted after being apart.

Wedding Budget

The average cost of a wedding nowadays is just under thirty thousand dollars and of course, the bigger your wedding the bigger your budget will need to be. Once you have decided on a big wedding, it can require what can seem like a constant stream of spending. Yet, with a small wedding, the costs are kept manageable while still allowing you to create a perfect day.

The Planning

When it comes to planning the wedding the best approach for the groom is to be supportive, wear what they are told and show up when advised. After that, it’s all about the bride. This may well be the day she has planned since she was a small girl and you would not want to get in the way of that.

The bigger the wedding the more stress you will need to cope with. The details may end up being micromanaged in the search for perfection. A small wedding is more manageable but will still require coordination. Looking forward to the big day is the bride going to be enjoying herself and be fairly relaxed or will she be panicking over last-minute details?

Wedding Gifts

The more guests you invite the more gifts you are likely to receive. Registering for a wedding will take a large chunk of your time. This can become a bride vs. groom type of thing. Luckily, there are many stores that will give you a scanning gun to scan all the barcodes of the items you want to register which can be a lot of fun.
Weddings are supposed to be shared.

The number of people you share with is entirely your choice. Don’t forget it’s your special day to remember.