There are many different types of weddings, but there are three different types of ceremonies. Three very different types of ceremonies. Some of which there will be hurt feelings, there will be broken budgets, and there will be tears. But with each ceremony the end result is the ultimate goal, right? Each ceremony will get you married, but what are the pros and cons of each?
Eloping is the act of leaving town and getting married, just you and your fiancé!
You get to do exactly what you want to do. You don’t have to listen to anyone else, you don’t have to wonder if you’re hurting feelings by asking opinions and not liking them.
There won’t be as much stress, especially the stress that comes with planning a wedding. You can go on your honeymoon and get married all in one place!
You’ll save money! Put it toward a house, a car, or save it! But surely treat yourself to a fancy date, first!
You know the experience where you get to get your hair and makeup done and dress up like a princess for the day? Yeah… You won’t get the “pretty, pretty princess” experience.
You will have hurt feelings for not being included… So that saved money? You may have to put it toward a reception or party for your friends and family.
You won’t get the proper documentation of the day… The photography!
A small wedding is considered to be 50 to 100 people in attendance of your ceremony and reception.
Having a smaller wedding means that you have less guests. Less guests mean more time for you to actually sit and enjoy the time with your friends and family instead of rushing around to speak with everyone.
You can easily consider your budget. The smaller the wedding, the more you save, especially on your caterer.
If you’re doing DIY projects, it will take less time to do said projects than it would for a bigger wedding.
You may run the risk of cutting the guest list. This mean only necessary personnel only, so you will have to cut the guest list!
Cutting the guest list often leads to hurt feelings. I think everyone just wants to be a part of the party… Not the actual ceremony. Have another party later for them!
You can run into issues with the venue and other rentals. Sometimes there are minimum head counts needed for certain rentals. This can end up being more expensive if you have to pay for the minimum amount!
A big wedding is considered to be 100 to 200+! Yowza!
With a big wedding, you get to celebrate with all of the people that mean the world to you and not worry about not including anyone!
Usually caterers will have a have an array of food that will become available to those with a higher number guest lists! Score!
Not to sound shallow… But more guests mean more gifts! Booya!!!
A big wedding means more expensive. And by more expensive, that means… really expensive.. The average wedding costs around $30,000.. This is probably one of those cases that will exceed that.
Unless you have copious hours to spend with your guests, you won’t be able to spend quality time with each and every guest in attendance.
If you need help with payment for the wedding and you ask your parents… They get a say in the wedding. And you don’t get to be mean about what they have to say about it!
Deciding which type of wedding ceremony works best for you depends on you, your fiancé, and your budget. The budget is a main factor in the size of the wedding you have. So which ceremony will you choose? Which works best for you? Whichever you choose, you’ll achieve your main goal of getting married! Happy planning!