Although the total cost of the average wedding has increased, the average size of weddings have decreased in recent years. As of 2014 calculations, the average American wedding cost $31,213 and the average guest count is 136. Who doesn’t love an intimate heartfelt wedding? Intimate weddings often allow brides and grooms to have a more specialized and custom event within their budget since fewer items may need to be provided and/or purchased when the head count is smaller than that of larger weddings. Brides and grooms who want to stay on budget but still have a custom event can infuse more of their character and personality into their wedding without breaking the bank by choosing to have a shorter guest list. Of course for those brides who are social butterflies with big banks and just can’t seem to narrow their guest list down, a large extravangant Sha-Bang is just as exciting!
Ladies, are you planning to have a large (150+) or more intimate wedding when your big day comes?