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!