A Big Wedding: Who Does This?

Just as there is an allure concerning small weddings; big weddings are captivating couples all over the world.

A groom enters his wedding perched on a decorated elephant as his bride waits for him.

Here are Some Reasons Why Big Weddings are a Chosen Option:

In certain cultures, it is a tradition and may be inclusive to several families.  They may celebrate for more than one day with multiple ceremonies and apparel changes.

Some couples don’t have financial limitations concerning the size of their wedding.  Some may tucked away extra savings just for their large event.

Families can have a “blended” element—thus increasing its size.

The couple has a large number of friends and other acquaintances.

Some destination weddings are the same in cost as a large wedding “at home.”

For some couples—”big”—is the only way to go.

Not Planning is Not an Option

Wedding pomp—although fun and exciting—can be an enormous amount of work.  Keeping hundreds of guests entertained and comfortable is a task.  It take much longer than you may have anticipated to plan a wedding of epic proportions.  Start early to stay in control and not feel overwhelmed.  A Reputable wedding planner/coordinator can be indispensable here.

Other Professionals That Shine

Hiring other seasoned professionals for a large wedding is a wise idea.  You won’t want a vendor at your wedding who is shy—a “wall flower,” or has never done a large event. Complete Weddings + Events features artists who are not afraid to direct large groups of people with tact and courtesy.  It is their utmost desire that your guests enjoy themselves.  They want you to have the ceremony experience you have dreamed of and wedding memories that last a lifetime.

Dramatic Wedding Attire

Large weddings come with an added benefit of added space to accommodate such.  Your wedding dress can be more fuller and dramatic if you like—with a longer train and/or veil.  Your bridesmaids and flower girl dresses can be more elaborate as well.

A Larger Wedding Party Can Be a Challenge

Sizable weddings may have a more attendants than a smaller wedding.  The more people are involved in your wedding—the higher chance of some sort of drama or dilemma.  Be prepared because it may come without warning.  Keep in mind that this is your wedding and get help if needed.  Keep and open mind and take a deep breath to avoid “bridezilla” tendencies.  If someone cannot be in your wedding for whatever reason, appreciate their effort and go forward.  There may be a pleasant alternative to make this person feel included.  

Have a Big Happy Wedding!


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Small Weddings Can Be Big On Details

A young bride-to-be stood up to her family in deciding to have a “small” wedding.  But are small weddings so bad?  Many times, when people think of a wedding of smaller proportions; they think that the couple is trying to save money.  This may or may not be the case.  

Here are some reasons why smaller weddings are popular; make more sense; and are necessary:

The couple simply has a small circle of friends.  It’s ok to invite 1000 of your closest friends to your wedding. Inviting 100 or so, is just as acceptable.  It’s all about who you feel comfortable in sharing this once-in-a-lifetime event.

The wedding venue can only accommodate a certain number of guests.  This is simple and to the point.  If you have your heart set on somewhere smaller in size, trying to go bigger may end up making you feel “just ok’ about your wedding.  Who wants to feel “just ok” about their wedding.

It’s a destination wedding.  Some friends and family will travel with you to your dream location; some cannot.  Perhaps some will even consider your wedding as a vacation for themselves.  It just depends on where the wedding will be held.  

Impending inclement weather, ill relatives or friends, and other unavoidable situations.  You cannot predict certain things, especially if your wedding is many months or even a year or more away.  Your wedding could end up in a place you had not even thought of.  

You’ve been to a “big wedding” and had a bad experience.  Depending on what the experience was, this may sway your wedding size decision.  Something can go—not quite right at any wedding.  It’s all about planning and being realistic.

Someone else is contributing financially to your choices.  This happens at times and it’s perfectly fine to compromise and perhaps do other elements in your wedding “bigger.”


It’s Your Wedding

This concept is sometimes the hardest thing for couples (and others) to grasp.  If you don’t want a big wedding with lots of bridesmaids and groomsmen; it’s ok.  Others have had their weddings like they wanted; now it’s your turn.


This may sound like a class assignment; but it’s wisdom.  Why spend your time with a vendor who isn’t reputable, inexperienced, or difficult to work with.  Companies such as Complete Weddings + Events—specializes in creating wedding brilliance.  They have contingent plans concerning your wedding so you don’t have to.  They have packages to suit your needs making them a sound choice.  Professionals are can save you money and headaches.  

Make Your Small Wedding—Detail Rich

Focus on making your wedding special by adding rich details and personal touches.  Give gifts to your guests, add intimate lighting or uplighting,  surround yourself with beautiful scenery or an unexpected background.  Seat your guests in a circle around you for a fun twist on traditional expectations.  Your guests and family are there because they want to share this moment with you—and you want to share it with them—no matter how many attend.

Most importantly, have fun and have it your way!


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6 Wedding Dress Questions Answered


It may very well be—the most expensive dress you will ever wear.  It may take hours, days, or months to find it.  You may find that your likes and dislikes concerning this dress may differ greatly from others.  We are talking about a coveted garment for one of the most important days of your life; your wedding.  

Here—we will examine some questions that brides have:

1. Should I Wear White or Ivory?

Some brides ponder this.  White is considered a symbol of tradition.  Ivory has been a symbol of being married previously and some older brides feel more comfortable in it.  But times have changed—and the color (or accent color) choices of a wedding dress are endless and have evolved into a matter of preference.

2. How Far Out Should I Start Looking for my Wedding Dress?

Start as early as you can—establish a date, location, and budget.  Some locations are unsuitable for certain wedding dresses.  A bride may feel that this shopping trip won’t take long, but soon may be confronted with hundreds of choices from magazines, the internet, runway shows, and celebrity weddings.  Suggestions from friends and family may enter in.  If you have dreamed of a certain type of dress for a long time, keep your mind open to new choices.  

3. What Should I Bring With Me When Trying on Wedding Dresses?

It would be wise to bring a good—supportive—strapless bra, a heel height similar to what you want for your wedding, and a flower bouquet (if you plan to carry one).  This will give you a good idea how you are going to actually look from every angle in the bridal salon.  The salon will also have slips for you to try on for fullness if needed.  It’s a good idea to stash hand wipes, a granola bar (or other snacks) in your purse to snack on outside or in your car.  It can get exhausting trying sifting through choices and you may need a break.

4. How Many Opinions Should I Have in this Process?

“The more the merrier,” may not be the motto here. Bringing someone who’s had an unpleasant wedding experience is not a good idea.  You should limit opinions to a few you can trust once you have narrowed your choices.  Otherwise, shopping for your dream dress can turn into a nightmare with surprising verbal exchanges and hurt feelings.

5. Why Are Some Wedding Dresses Expensive, Stiff, and Heavy?

First, this special garment may have an incredible amount of craftsmanship in it.  Hand sewn bead work, specialty fabrics, and designer touches—can increase the cost.  Second, in order to maintain the shape and design of the dress, special stiff fabrics (and/or boning) may be added (especially in strapless creations).  Lastly, there are really at least two dresses involved here: the outside and the lining(s); this can add to the weight.  Also, consider that fact that our modern day wardrobes consist of stretchy, loose—styles.  When you put on a wedding gown, it can be constricting and downright uncomfortable until you get used to the feel of it.  This is were a qualified bridal consultant and seamstress work together to increase comfort inside and out.

6. How Do I know When “I’ve Found the One?

Many might answer this by saying that tears of joy begin to flow including from those who see it before the wedding.  Your wedding dress; even though it might be a bit different than you thought, should be reflection of you as the beautiful bride that you are!

Happy Shopping!


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