How Big Should Your Wedding Be?

Of course, you may have your heart set on something small and intimate; or, conversely, on something big and boisterous. Regardless of where you lean, take a minute to consider some of these quick points.

Small Weddings (50 guests max)

If you’re having a destination or a small civil ceremony, this may be the size you’re thinking—and frankly, 50 people may sound like a lot. But wait: Say you’re inviting both sets of parents, both sets of grandparents, all your siblings and aunts and uncles… how many people is that? Obviously, wedding guests can add up quickly, so while a smaller wedding means more intimacy and more time with each guest, it also means you’ll have to leave some people out. That’s the big con to consider here: The people you want to invite, and who may expect to be invited, but who just don’t quite make the cut.

Medium Weddings (50-175 guests)

For many, this is the “just right” zone—but be aware that your wedding may end up feeling fairly small or fairly large, just depending on which end of the spectrum you end up on. For many brides and grooms, a medium wedding can allow you to invite everyone you like while still keeping your budget under control—though it may involve some sacrifices or cut corners here and here.

Large Weddings (More than 175 guests)

If you want your wedding to be a massive party, well, the sky’s the limit! Just make sure you can find a venue to fit everyone, and a budget that will accommodate everyone. And, be aware that you may not get face time with all or even many of your guests.

The ultimate decision is up to you, of course—so think it through, and if you have questions about holding your wedding as Mosteller Mansion, let us know!

Keep a Gratitude Journal—Especially if You’re Wedding Planning

We’re now in the season of thanksgiving—and as such, it’s important to remember that gratitude is more than those few little words you say around the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. Gratitude is a daily practice. Gratitude is a way of life. And for those who are in the thick of wedding planning, we recommend active gratitude.

Why Practice Gratitude?

Why? Simply put, wedding planning is challenging. It can be filled with joy, but there are also days when it feels stressful and hectic. Gratitude is how you keep your head on straight. It provides you with the optimism you need to tackle challenges, and it gives you a sense of being grounded and calm. As an all-natural mood-booster and energy-giver, active gratitude just can’t be beat.

But how do you turn gratitude into a daily practice? One of the best ways is to keep a gratitude journal. It doesn’t have to be anything eloquent, elaborate, or fancy, and you don’t ever have to share your gratitude journal with anyone else. Just devote a few minutes daily—either at the start of your day or just before bedtime—to jot down a few things you’re thankful for.

These could be anything—things about your spouse-to-be; things about your family; or something as ephemeral as a new song you discovered, or a good meal you had that day. You can also think big-picture—your health, the natural world, spirituality, etc.

Carry it Through Marriage

You may find the process to be so beneficial—so therapeutic—that you continue it into marriage, perhaps even getting your spouse to practice gratitude journaling with you. Certainly, it’s something we recommend for anyone who’s feeling even a little bit jittery or blue about their daily grind.

We’re in the season of thanks—and Mosteller Events recommends you incorporate that into your wedding planning. To learn more about how we can assist with your wedding plans, reach out to Mosteller Events directly!