The guy and I are planning on getting married next year. I’ve always said that I don’t want a big wedding. We’re in the midst of planning my brother’s June nuptuals and I am exhausted by those. And I’m only the sister of the groom! I also helped plan my best friend’s wedding several years ago, and that was also a lot of work. And I am NOT a planner - I think I would go nuts with all of the planning.
I went to Vegas this past summer and now I am in love with the idea of a Vegas wedding. I’ve found several places that offer lovely packages that are affordable, and we’re very seriously thinking that the Vegas wedding will be the way to go. We will still have to invite upwards of 20-30 people (I have family members and friends who will KILL me if they aren’t invited), so it won’t be an elopement, but it will still be pretty small. I do plan on having my white wedding dress and veil - that’s the one thing I do want - and 2 or 3 bridesmaids.
But then there’s the small part of me that still wants the big wedding. Since I’ll be in graduate school, and we’re planning on getting married during my winter break next January, a big wedding really isn’t practical at that point. But I can’t help but think that part of me will be cheated if I don’t have the big wedding. Then I look at the fighting and arguing that’s going on with my brother’s wedding and immediately drop the idea again.
So, what’s better? A small wedding or the big wedding? If you had the small wedding, did you feel cheated? And if you had the big wedding, did you feel like you would have done better to have a smaller one?