You have always dreamt of your wedding being celebrated the grand way with extravagance oozing out from all niches- just like a marriage scene straight out of “Hum Apke Hain Kaun”. Huge halls draped with ostentatious veils and world-class decor, loud music along with dance performances by professionals, five hundred people all hustling and bustling around, lavish dinner spreads, colourful costumes and what not.
But, while you might be all in awe about the thrill of “Band, Baaja and Baaraat”, your fiancé might be more in favour of the cosy cocktail parties and intimate wedding celebrations. After all, why so much hurly-burly when marriage is all about the union of two souls and their respective families? The trend of preferring intimate marriage celebrations rather than grandiose ones is catching up with today’s generation, thanks to the present economy and of course other factors.
Intimate Weddings- Why Go for It?
The Cost Factor : Agree or not, but this is one of the most important reasons why couples nowadays are opting for smaller weddings. Traditional, big weddings embrace inviting hundreds of guests, reserving luxurious venues and hotel rooms to accommodate them, not to forget the cash, which flows from yours to the caterer’s pockets. Why spend so much when you can use the money in securing a better and more beautiful life for yourselves.
More Personal Touch : Organizing a small wedding does not mean, it has to be devoid of any luxury. In fact, when you have a few close friends and relatives to cater to, you can opt for a more lavish venue and spend a bit more on the gourmet. Moreover, intimate weddings have the personal touch whereby you can have some cosy moments with your partner, exchange tete-a-tetes with each of your guests and have some nice moments sharing nostalgic memories with them all, thus lending the whole event a personal touch.
Less Stress : With smaller marriage gatherings, you have less stress to take on your shoulders. You can just plan for a theme party or a destination wedding with lesser number of people, prepare a delicious array of gourmet dinner and make each of your guest’s presence special.
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All said and done, intimate weddings do miss out on the fun factor which traditional weddings entail. And if you are the sort who loves the frenzy and fireworks, the brouhaha of guests and flaunting of fashionable designer clothes, you might well want your wedding to be the talk of the town by making it a grandiose event.
However, a fine fusion of the traditional wedding with all rituals being adhered to and an intimate reception and cocktail party thrown post the marriage can make your wedding a truly memorable event for all.