Indian weddings are known as visually stunning and lavish affairs that are attended by hundreds of guests. However, not everyone can afford the expense of such a large event and with the ongoing pandemic many weddings have to be smaller due to local restrictions. It may go against the cultural norm, but many Indian brides and grooms are finding creative ways to make their weddings smaller but just as memorable. Here are some tips to help you keep the guest list small.
Skip Unimportant Staff
While some staff are essential to a wedding, like caterers and religious representatives, only hire staff you absolutely need. You and your bridal party can take care of your own personal grooming for the big day, a friend or family member can direct traffic and parking, and you can even use an app to do the wedding planning on your own.
Spending Time with All the Guests
One of the benefits of a smaller wedding is that you will have more one-on-one time with the guests. When weddings have hundreds of guests, it is impossible to spend meaningful time with everyone in attendance. With a smaller wedding, however, you can create lasting memories with every single guest in attendance.
Manage Expectations of Family and Friends
Make it clear what your wedding will be like so that no one shows up surprised. Small weddings can be just as beautiful and wonderful as large ones, but they have the added benefit of being more personal. For those who have not been invited, find small ways to include them by sending them wedding favours or maybe even a food parcel with some of the food you are planning to serve at the wedding.
Pick only the people closest to you who will make the day a happy affair. There may be some hurt feelings, but if you find ways to ensure they know they are important to you then you can keep to a guest list that is small.
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