Yesterday’s Daily One Word Prompts- Simple! I started this yesterday but time got away from me unfortunately. Anyways, thanks Daily Prompt for deciding the next topic for my blog.
Simple Weddings. I think that the meaning of the phrase is dependent on the bride and groom, however, for my purposes let’s start with the definition of simple: easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty.
There are various reason to choose to pursue a Simple Wedding. These reasons include it being very budget friendly, the bride and groom having a short planning time frame, it is not their first wedding, or simply because they don’t like large crowds. As with large weddings, each simple wedding is unique. However, below you will find a list of some things that I believe are important if you are choosing to pursue a Simple Wedding.
- Small Guest Lists – It is hard to achieve a truly simple wedding if you have a large guest lists. Catering Bills and RSVP tracking alone create large amounts of stress and are huge budget suckers. Large guest lists also narrow the venues available and ups the price. It is true that, depending on family and friends, cutting down the guest list can also cause stress, but overall having a fewer attendees will ease the day.
- Small or No Wedding Party – Along the same lines of small guest lists, small and casually dressed wedding parties (if there is a wedding party at all) also creates a simple wedding. When you don’t have to worry about coordinating a time to gather the wedding party for things like dress shopping or tux rentals you are clearing off a major price point and stress factor for not only the bride and groom but also potential wedding party members. If there is someone very important to you who you would like to be a part of your day I would recommend considering having them sign as a witness. Another option for them, depending on the feel you are trying to achieve and the person in question, is having them become ordained and running the ceremony. It can be a wonderful experience if you have the right person.
- Minimalistic Decorations– Having very few to no decorations at the ceremony of your simple wedding also makes planning and preparation of the day easier. Choosing the right venue can compensate for lack of decorations. Even low cost venues like parks can often stand alone in their beauty and eliminate the need for additional décor. This helps ease the stress of choosing colors, centerpieces, and overall themes for weddings.
Simple weddings can be a wonderful option for a bride and groom. Just like in large weddings, a simple wedding can be unique and beautiful. It is an option to consider for anyone who is looking for a relaxed, intimate, budget friendly feel for their big day.