There are a few things to consider when planning your special day, and it would help greatly if you understood which wedding type you fall under. Now, there are quite a few of them, but I’m going to mention the most popular ones and give a bit of explanation to each. Let’s see where you fit in…
LARGE & IN CHARGE
A very popular choice amongst couples is the large wedding. This is anything over 50 guests (ok so not like 53, but you know what I mean)
Usually, traditions are very important to the couples that love this wedding type. They love the idea of incorporating all the special moments and traditions that have passed down to us from generation to generation.
This does not suit everyone. The past few years we have a seen a drastic increase in couples who want to curate their day to suit them and not traditions of old that have no meaning to them. Like I always say… YOU DO YOU!
If you take pleasure and joy in all the traditions you grew up seeing at weddings then do them! If you’re adventurous, free and want a more modern approach… well do that! There is no wrong way to get married!
A microwedding is a celebration that usually does not exceed 50 people. This often only includes immediate family and very close friends.
Since 2020 this has become an increasingly popular choice among couples, with the decrease in financial stress being the most common reason why.
Micro weddings have a very intimate and unique feel to the day. The closeness and intimacy that is naturally there when it is a hand selected few, translates into a meaningful and magical day where you are able to spend quality time with each guest during the celebration. This is not always be possible to do at larger weddings.
However, I’d like to point out that having a microwedding does not always mean it is the most cost-effective solution. May couples opt to use the same designated budget that they would on a larger wedding, on a smaller number of guests, but up the special touches and luxury elements of the day.
This wedding type can also be for the couple who wants to really focus on, and spend the majority of their budget on the smaller details, whereas it might be difficult to replicate the same experience for, say, 300 guests.
An elopement is a truly unique experience that is tailored for a handful of people. This generally means the couple, a few witnesses and perhaps their parents (sometime even just the couple and a witness!)
Having an elopement does not mean that you skip over the traditional moments that make up your ‘standard’ wedding celebration. On the contrary…you can do several really meaningful things to ensure that you create memories together of the day you said í do’!
Elopements are done for a variety of reasons. Budget restrictions, Covid safety, honouring the original wedding date, or simply wanting to keep the moment special between the two of you.
The nice thing about elopements is, you can give your planner or stylist the free reign within your budget to find a unique setting or even to transform your home for the occasion.
so why should i know my wedding type?
Each wedding has its’ unique requirements based on the couples preferences. But it is also wise to note that larger crowds have different needs than a small group of people. These are just few things to consider then once you know the group size:
- Venue type – you don’t want to get lost on a massive venue space if you’re 20 people, and in turn, a venue that is too small to fit 120 guests can feel cramped
- Entertainment – in larger crowds it is highly possible not everyone knows each other, so to arrange for some live music or a caricaturist or any other form of entertainment that gets the crowd engaged is sure to make them not so antsy to move on to the next item on the agenda and perhaps even interact with each other more comfortably.
- Budget – as I’ve mentioned, small does not necessarily mean cheap, but it certainly can save you some money in a few areas, and perhaps give you more freedom to do something for the smaller group that you would not be able to do for the larger crowd.
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