Planning a Big Fat Wedding? Here is the low-down

Is your guest list longer that you expected? Here are the pros and cons of a bug wedding

The size of the wedding has an impact on everything that needs to be planned for a wedding. Budgets always is key when it comes to planning one but the reception venue or even the caterers scalability  maximizes. Then again what is defined as a large wedding? Would a 150 guest list be big or 400 plus one?  Although the idea of large guest list has it own advantages and disadvantages you cannot discount the fact that the crowd whether big or small are there to see you celebrate the biggest step of your life. We have listed a few mentions for your reference

  • The best part of a big wedding is that you get to see everyone together on your big day, which does not happen very often with friends and family spread far and wide. A wedding is a happy occasion and celebrating it with friends and family that you have known for years sharing the happiness on your day.
  • There are plenty of outdoor venues with several spaces you can utilize when looking at a larger guest list. You can still have the banquet area indoors and even have enough space for an after party.
  • Since you have a large crowd you can choose a wide variety of food from the menu and also have mini-stations serving specialty dishes and even small mini-bars across the venue
  • You get to have a larger spread for desert which your guests would enjoy
  • If you are reserving rooms for your out of town guests you can negotiate with the hotel to drop in the honeymoon suite at a lower cost
  • You will be throwing an amazing party when plenty of folks on the dance floor enjoying themselves
  • You get to widen the choice of deco for the wedding as you will not be limited to a small and cramped venue. This would mean that you could have a beautiful looking venue in the perfect setting



  • The cost of larger wedding quickly multiplies, you would also have to keep some room for additional expenses which also would increase the overall cost
  • Finding the right venue that not only has the infrastructure to support large crowds but also the staff the manage them might be difficult to find in your area
  • Spending quality time with your guest will be limited as you will have to split your time meeting everyone in a short period
  • Crowded tables could lead to discomforts of guests and the serving staff
  • Larger crowds would mean special requests by your guests such as transportation to and from the venue, special dietary items and also having children at the wedding
  • Guests travelling to your city for the wedding will require to make accommodation provisions hence might lower your gift cheque due to financial reasons
  • You would need to work harder to prepare for a larger guest list as you may require additional vendors to support such a large crowd
  • Larger wedding limit customization due to the time and work associated with it