Small, intimate weddings vs large celebrations

A lot of the decisions you make when planning your wedding hinge on the question: how many people do we want to invite?

The choice to have a small, intimate wedding or a large celebration can have a huge impact on the atmosphere of the day, and both types of weddings have their pros and cons.

Here’s what we love about each option:

Small, intimate weddings

  • If you keep things simple, it could take less time to plan your wedding.
  • There’s less pressure – a smaller event with a few of your most important people may feel easier to manage.
  • A small wedding can mean a big saving, which could perhaps be spent on a wonderful honeymoon or setting up house.
  • You have more time to spend with each guest, making it feel more personal.
  • If you are going for a relaxed vibe, it’s easier to keep things low-key if it’s a small wedding.

Large, celebratory weddings

  • You can include everyone you would like to invite and there are no (or fewer) tough guest list decisions.
  • This is probably one of the only days in your life where you can invite all your friends and family who you never get to see.
  • There’s something quite powerful about saying a vow in front of everyone who is special to you.
  • A big celebration filled with laughter, dancing and partying is one of the most joyful things to witness – and be part of.

We have hosted many large and small weddings at Uitsig over the years – we cater for up to 120 guests – and, although it may sound a bit cheesy, it’s always clear that each unique celebration is a perfect reflection of the couple getting married. We never get tired of being a part of some of the best days of people’s lives.

Feature image courtesy Eon Media. Above image courtesy Kristi Agier. 

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