Some of the sweetest and most beautiful weddings I have ever been a part of or even had the privilege to attend haven’t been the fancy giant affairs where you can tell that the family has spent tens of thousands of dollars, instead it’s the real simple weddings that have my heart. Now, I have nothing against giant fancy weddings, but it seems brides get so caught up in the exact shade of flower and noses on ice sculptures being too big and forget they’re marrying the man of their dreams, their perfect match. I had a very dear friend get married a couple of months ago the other side of the world, and unfortunately was unable to attend. But I got to watch a video of her real simple wedding and enjoyed every moment. Here are some of my favorite things about simple weddings.
Real Simple Weddings are Relaxed
Your wedding is supposed to be the best, happiest day of your life, right? Yet brides work and stress and give themselves ulcers and migraines over the tiniest details that most people never even notice.
When you have a real simple wedding, you nearly cut your work load in half, and aren’t nearly as stressed as your wedding day approaches. You can spend that time bonding with your new family, spending those precious moments planning your lives with your soon to be groom.
Real Simple Weddings are Cheaper
When you don’t have to worry about all the extras for your wedding, you wind up saving yourself a lot of money. Whether it’s in the wedding ceremony or your wedding reception, all those little savings add up to a world of difference. All of a sudden it doesn’t matter if there are large flower arrangements on the end of every pew, tulle or rose petals work just as well, and save a ton.
Real Simple Wedding Receptions Can Be Fun!
While this many not work in every case, my friend has a real simple wedding reception, which included a picnic in a nearby park pavilion. A friend grilled the meat and different families brought side dishes, and of course there was wedding cake! After the meal, the families changed into comfortable clothes for volleyball games, baseball games, and Frisbee.
Don’t assume that just because your wedding is simple and less expensive than other options out there, that it won’t be nearly as beautiful or sweet as brides who are spending tens of thousands of dollars more on their weddings. You can still have a beautiful wedding, and spend your savings on more important things, like a honeymoon or a down payment on a house! Have any of my readers been to real simple weddings and want to share some details? I’d love to hear them!