Real talk. The most important people on your wedding day are you and your favorite person. While I love big traditional weddings, they're not for everyone. And that's okay! Bottom line: Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. Sometimes that involves everyone you know. Sometimes it's just your closest people. And sometimes, it's just the two of you.
No matter what your wedding looks like, it's your wedding and should be remembered as the best day ever.
Okay. You're wondering if foregoing a traditional wedding in favor of an elopement or micro wedding is the right choice for you. It can be a tough decision to make, especially if you've got family members with (ahem!) opinions... But I promise you, there are soooo many pros cutting the guest list down to say 30 people...or 0.
1. You get to live completely in the moment
The less people present on your wedding day, the more time you get to spend focusing on each other. Time moves slower. You can spend every second living in the moment, soaking up all the yummy emotions you'll undoubtedly have. Some people don't really show emotions in public, having a more private wedding allows you to be completely authentic.
2. Eliminate Stress of Planning A big Wedding
Let's face it, your mom/brother/aunt/*insert family member here* has had some strong opinions about the venue, the dress, the menu, the centerpieces, etc. Literally everything. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but this is not going to stop, bless 'em. So now you're planning a wedding to please everyone else and it looks nothing like the romantic and stunningly perfect thing you envisioned. The less people that are invited, the less people you have to please.
3. have a unique wedding experience
You've seen the Pinterest boards, wedding trends are...well they're trending. Elopements and micro weddings are great for people that want a totally unique experience because once you limit that guest list, TONS of options open up to you that otherwise wouldn't be available. Your wedding day can look exactly like you want without the restrictions that come along with having a traditional wedding.