Choosing the size of your wedding will likely be one of the first choices you make when planning a wedding. The size of the wedding must be decided first, as it will inform all of your other wedding planning choices. If you are trying to decide between a large or a small wedding, here are a few details to consider.
Introverted Or Extroverted?
One of the main differences between a large wedding and a small wedding is going to be not just the amount of people at your wedding, but also the amount nature of the celebration. A big wedding usually entails a lot of attention being focused on the bride and groom from a lot of people. Although some people find this very exciting and wait their whole lives for a huge celebration in their honor, this doesn’t appeal to everyone.
You and your fiance will need to discuss your feelings about the magnitude of the celebration, and how each of you would feel most comfortable. You certainly don’t want to spend a ton of money on a wedding that just made you feel awkward and uncomfortable.
Obviously, a big wedding is big because there are just more people present. More people means more space, more food, more entertainment, you get it, just more. So, the size of your guest list will definitely play a big role in determining the overall scale of your wedding. You’ll need to consider, though, who is important. You don’t just want to invite people so that the wedding will be “big.” In truth, you could have a big wedding, with killer entertainment, amazing food, and a party that goes on for hours, even without a huge guest list. Invite people who are important to you.
To Party Or Not To Party?
Many people consider the reception the real deciding factor on whether or not it’s a big wedding. Numbers aside, a big wedding involves a big reception. A big reception is one that is big on food, big on entertainment, big on partying. Not everyone likes to party, though. If your idea of the perfect wedding is just a sweet exchange of rings, which according to The Knot, takes place with 95% of couples, with an intimate dinner afterward, then you are definitely craving a small wedding. But, if you want your wedding to be a party that will go down in family history, you’re wanting a big wedding. Even if you don’t have that many people to invite, you can have an epic party that no one will forget.
The Boathouse in Steamboat, Colorado is the premier venue for weddings of any size or magnitude. Reach out to us today to discuss packages to perfectly fit your wedding needs. We can’t wait to help you celebrate your big day.