Why a low-key wedding is better than a big-fat one

Intimate ceremony over grand celebrations.

In India, mentioning weddings immediately conjures images of grand festivals—overflowing with a myriad of sweets, the lively hustle of relatives, the scent of fresh flowers and mehendi, and a profusion of lights. However, in recent years, whether influenced by Bollywood weddings or the evolving preferences of newer generations, there's been a noticeable rise in the popularity of more intimate or private celebrations. If you think about it, it has a lot of advantages. Here are reasons why you might want to consider having a 'low-key', intimate wedding ceremony.

Of course, you will save A LOT of money 

Starting with the most apparent advantage, choosing a smaller, more intimate wedding can save you a considerable amount of money. Just imagine—less spend on food, fewer guests to accommodate, smaller venue, you get the drift. It all adds up to a clear win for your budget. With the money saved, you could explore the possibility of taking a trip to an exotic location or making some strategic investments. 


You won’t turn into a ‘brideszilla’ 

The chaos surrounding a wedding can transform a bride into a monstrous bridezilla. However, it's essential to understand that the bride isn't entirely to blame. The truth is, managing wedding guest lists, choosing ensembles, being the life of parties, and everything else drains out the bride emotionally and mentally. Add to it impending changes, future planning, and the added pressure of dealing with even minor complaints from relatives, it's like a ticking time bomb. In an intimate wedding setting, the stress tends to minimise as there are fewer people involved—only those who genuinely care about you and who will be b your side.


Quality over quantity for the win 

When getting married, it's essential to prioritise the overall excellence of the event rather than the sheer number of guests. This not only facilitates planning a well-organised wedding but also allows for a more thoughtful and curated experience. By emphasising quality, you create an intimate and meaningful celebration, where every aspect is carefully considered, ensuring a truly special and memorable occasion.

It’s a step towards sustainability

Opting for a smaller-scale event significantly reduces your carbon footprint at many levels—pre, during, and post the celebrations. This choice, marked by diminished energy consumption and waste generation, reflects a commitment to sustainable practices, making it a conscientious and responsible option for all involved.

You can have your dream honeymoon 

Opting for an intimate wedding not only helps you save money but also creates an opportunity to turn your dream honeymoon into a reality. By allocating a smaller budget to the wedding, you can redirect some funds to plan a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon experience. The savings accrued can be added to your honeymoon budget, allowing you to embark on the exotic getaway you and your partner have been dreaming about for ages.

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