The wedding day holds a special significance in the memories of the bride and the groom. It is the day that they take the solemn vows that binds them into an eternal relationship of man and wife forever. It is a day that the bride cherishes the most as probably the last day of living with her family before moving to her husband’s home or their own place. It is a day which holds innumerable emotions- happiness, sorrow, parting, hope – and best wishes for a new future of love and togetherness through thick and thin with one’s partner.
There are many people who care for a solemn, quiet wedding inviting only a few guests who comprise of the families of both the side and some extremely close friends or colleagues. There are several reasons to long for a short and low key wedding.
The wedding of the bride and groom is actually of importance to their close friends and families. The numerous people who come to attend their weddings would probably mark it as an event in their event calendar and then never even look back upon this day. But those who are really close to both the sides and mean a lot to them would come back year after year to relive the memories of the wedding with the bride and the groom themselves.
Many prefer a quiet church wedding in the presence of their families and then a dinner at a restaurant or a venue where they offer toasts to each other and maybe say a few words to mean well for the newly married couple. A person might have many acquaintances but only those people are true friends who stand by them in joy or sorrow alike. If a person cannot be there for you when you need them the most, then he or she has no right to come and partake in your wedding too.
With price of commodities increasing manifold in recent times, even during a wedding people try to cut down the cost as much as possible. Thus, those who want a budget wedding can opt for a smaller guest list and do not overdo things in terms of excess glamour and finance. Only those preparations which are needed should be undertaken. In this way, they also tend to save for a luxurious honeymoon ahead.
Moreover an intimate wedding creates memories. The bride and groom can actually go out to each of the guests present there and seek their blessings or best wishes. One can stop to talk, laugh relive older memories. One can capture every moment of such weddings in their lenses. But in most big weddings it is not possible. Everyone gets worn out after sometime due to consistent chattering with all the guests (even if one does not know/recognize even half of them).
Thus, the above reasons should be enough to make you understand the holistic approach and sacred approach to an intimate wedding and maybe encourage you to have one too.