The Pros and Cons of a Large Wedding

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Are you thinking of going all-out and throwing a large celebration for your wedding? Couples love getting the party going with a big bash, but of course, it is important to weigh both the pros and the cons before making the decision. Here are a few of the benefits – as well as the drawbacks – of throwing a large wedding.


The Pros of a Large Wedding

  • You’ll have no problem getting the party going. Does your dream wedding involve dancing the night away on a lively dance floor? Then you’ll certainly be able to achieve it with a large wedding! The more guests that are in attendance, the easier it will be to keep the party atmosphere alive through the entire reception.
  • It’ll be less stressful creating the guest list. While you still may need to make a few cuts to the final list, in general, creating the guest list is much less stressful for a large wedding. You’ll have more room to invite the entire extended family, co-workers, other friends beyond your closest circle, and plus ones. This means you hopefully won’t need to make any difficult decisions when creating your guest list, and you don’t risk hurting anyone’s feelings.
  • You’ll have a chance to connect with more family members and friends that you don’t see often. There is no better time for a reunion than at a wedding! A large wedding gives you the perfect opportunity to reconnect with those who you haven’t seen in a while.


The Cons of a Large Wedding

  • You’ll have fewer venue options. The larger your wedding is, the fewer venue options you’ll have. While there are still many gorgeous large wedding venues in Georgia, you’ll still have fewer choices than you would with a smaller celebration. This may also mean that you’ll have to be flexible with your wedding date in order to get your top choice venue.
  • It’ll be harder to mingle with all of your guests. If you have a large guest list, it’ll be nearly impossible to spend quality time with everyone. This may lead to a less personal wedding experience for you and your guests, and you may feel a bit stressed out trying to greet everyone in attendance.
  • You’ll be spending more money. It’s simple math: the more guests you have, the higher the bill will be. If you’re on a budget, this means you may have to cut back on certain aspects of the celebration, such as opting for the lower-cost caterer over your top choice.
  • Planning can be more stressful. There are simply more logistics that need to be dealt with when planning a large wedding. There are more RSVPs to track, you’ll have to spend more time on the seating arrangements, you’ll have to artfully arrange your venue so that everyone can move around comfortably…and after it all, you’ll have more thank you cards to write! With this in mind, if you choose to throw a large wedding, it may be a good idea to hire a wedding planner to help you deal with the extra stress.

If you are in the process of planning your wedding, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show near you. You will have the chance to meet with professional wedding vendors of all talents who can help bring your vision to life!


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