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7 Reasons to Have a Big Wedding ...

By Alison

When you get married, it’s important to have the day that you want, and there are lots of reasons to have a big wedding if that appeals to you. I’d prefer a small wedding myself, but others want a huge “do” with 200 guests. That can be a great way of celebrating if you’re doing it for the right reasons and you can afford the expense. So here are some great reasons to have a big wedding …

1 Sharing

One of the loveliest reasons to have a big wedding is that you can share your joy with everyone you care about. You can invite all the cousins and their partners, have everyone’s children there, and enjoy the company of lots of friends and relatives. Inviting all the people that really matter to you, and who will enjoy being part of your day, will create wonderful memories.

2 You Want It

If you really want a big wedding then that’s a good reason for having one. Why not – it’s your day, after all! But only ever have a big wedding if that’s what you want. Don’t be pushed into having it by your parents or fiancé. It’s common for other people to try to take over, so be sure that you get the wedding that you want.

3 You Can Afford It

It’s never worth getting into debt for a wedding, as you’ll be paying it off for years (and feel pretty stupid if the marriage doesn’t work out). Some think that the money is better spent on buying a house. But if you have the funds available, and you want to spend it on a big wedding, then that’s fair enough.

4 Memorable Day

A large-scale wedding with all the trimmings will certainly be a memorable day. A classic car, beautiful dress, flowers and a stunning venue will leave you with wonderful memories and stunning photos. Every bride wants to have an amazing day, and a big wedding will certainly make you feel really special. So if that’s what you´re looking for, then a big wedding is the way to go!

5 One-off

Since we all hope that we will only get married once, having a big wedding is something that you are unlikely to repeat. Second weddings, should they happen, are usually much more low-key. So when you get married for the first (and hopefully only) time, it’s an opportunity to pull out all the stops and really put on an amazing show.

6 Big Family

Your budget may dictate that you have to limit guest numbers, but if not, then a large wedding is a good opportunity to see relatives that you rarely get the chance to meet up with. You can invite all your distant relatives, friends and colleagues, and not worry about missing anyone out. What a great party it will be!

7 Gifts

Finally, the bigger the wedding, the larger the pile of gifts! This may be a rather shallow reason for having a large wedding, and they won’t be surprise gifts if you have a present list … oh, and you’ll probably spend more on inviting people that you’ll receive in gifts. Still, it’s one advantage of having a big wedding!

Everyone differs on their view of an ideal wedding. Some prefer a more intimate day, and others would prefer to just elope and avoid the stress of planning a wedding. Then there are those who want the traditional big wedding. Do whatever is right for you, and if you want and can afford a big day, then that’s your right. Are you married or planning a wedding – were you pushed into having a big day, or did you love sharing your day with lots of guests?

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