The 5 best things about big weddings
Yes! It finally looks like the limits on the number of guests you can have at your wedding are going to be dropped on the so-called ‘Freedom Day’, which means just one thing – big weddings will be back on again.
And even better, you’ll no longer have to stick to other COVID rules, which means no social distancing and no masks. Although, if you’ve got a snazzy one that perfectly complements your outfit, why not wear it anyway?!
Of course, big weddings aren’t for everyone, and I’ve known a number of couples who have felt relieved at having to keep their big day small, but you’ve got to admit there is something really special about a traditional, big wedding which pulls out all the stops.
So, if you’re busy planning your wedding but aren’t sure whether to go all out or keep it intimate, we take a look at 5 reasons why big weddings are the best.
1. You won’t have to restrict the guest list
We’ve all known couples pull their hair out because they have too many people on their guest list and can’t agree who to drop. But with big weddings, this just isn’t an issue.
Need to invite Cousin Alice because of family politics, even though you haven’t seen her for donkey’s years? No problem. Worried your friend Jill won’t come unless she brings her 4 children with her? Invite them all.
Having a big wedding allows you to throw caution to the wind and invite whoever you want, which means you won’t have to make any difficult guest list decisions, and nobody will feel left out.
And if you’re worried, you’ll miss out on seeing everyone on the day, make sure you hire a wedding videographer. They will not only capture all the traditional moments, but also those super special ones that would otherwise be missed – guests dancing to their favourite songs, children playing together, distant relatives catching up once again. So, even if you don’t get to spend oodles of time with everyone individually, just sit back and enjoy your wedding film and you’ll feel like you have.
2. It makes for a truly memorable day
Every couple wants to have an amazing wedding day to celebrate the start of their life together, and planning a big wedding means you can go to town with your plans.
For one thing hiring a bigger venue gives you so many more options. So, if you can’t decide between a disco, a band or a string quartet, then why not have all three? And if you’re worried about children disrupting your vows, then hire an area or even a playroom just for them.
And let’s face it – the more people you invite the more likely your wedding will be an instant party! And I think you’ll agree we all deserve that after the last 16 months!
3. It makes financial sense
One of the advantages of holding a bigger wedding is that you won’t have to stress about meeting any minimum spend requirements set by either wedding venues or suppliers. In fact, quite often, the more people you invite, the cheaper it is per person.
And holding a bigger wedding also means you might find some dates or venues have more availability than the smaller, more popular venues.
4. Just think of all those wedding gifts
Okay, this sounds a bit mercenary, but the bigger the wedding the bigger the pile of gifts! And because most couples have a preferred list, you won’t get any nasty surprises such as a fish shaped water pitcher or a box of bacon (yes really!). Or if you prefer, ask for money towards something special. You may even find a big wedding pays for part or all of your honeymoon.
5. Your big wedding day will really be like a movie
I always say I don’t create wedding videos but cinematic wedding films, and I have to admit that bigger weddings really lend themselves to this. Sweeping vistas of venues, crowds of happy people, an amazing atmosphere – all captured for you to watch time and time again.
And just imagine what fun you could have with drone footage?!
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