Three Reasons Couples are opting for small weddings!

When we think of an Indian wedding, the first thing that pops into our minds is a huge 5-day long affair that is seemingly never-ending.

Whether it’s a matter of pride or just a show for society, we Indians generally love taking marriages to another new level. But there are a few that don’t subscribe to that philosophy. Sure, we still have the huge wedding, but recently, a lot more couples have started opting for smaller, more intimate celebrations.

Wondering why? Because its the generation of the millennials, where they are budget-conscious, self-assured, individualistic (where they don't need to please everyone) and confident in their hospitality! 

Here are 3 reasons to help you understand their mind-shift: 

* More Conscious Spending Habits: There isn't any denying that weddings are an expensive affair. From hiring a wedding planner to paying for a location, the costs can quickly escalate beyond what was the expected budget. A lot of people just don’t want to spend that much money. They are also aware that the money can be put to better use and are fine with a relatively smaller wedding.

 

* Socially And Environmentally  Conscious: Big weddings usually mean a lot of people, and with those numbers comes a slew of other problems. For example, food expenses for all those people. This, in turn, amounts to a lot of food and water getting wasted. Many socially aware couples have opted to have a smaller wedding because they do not wish to contribute to the waste and can’t stand the idea of the amount of garbage this could amount to.

 

* Interact with your guests: Wouldn’t you love to spend some time interacting with the guests who have come to attend your wedding just for you? Fewer guests mean you would have time to personally meet each of them. This would mean a lot to your guests as well. A small wedding will help you get over the awkwardness of making small talk with all those distant relatives and people whom you have never seen before.