One of the loveliest reasons to have a big wedding is that you can share your joy with everyone you care about. You can invite all the cousins and their partners, have everyone’s children there, and enjoy the company of lots of friends and relatives. Inviting all the people that really matter to you, and who will enjoy being part of your day, will create wonderful memories.
If you really want a big wedding then that’s a good reason for having one. Why not – it’s your day, after all! But only ever have a big wedding if that’s what you want. Don’t be pushed into having it by your parents or fiancé. It’s common for other people to try to take over, so be sure that you get the wedding that you want
Since we all hope that we will only get married once, having a big wedding is something that you are unlikely to repeat. Second weddings, should they happen, are usually much more low-key. So when you get married for the first (and hopefully only) time, it’s an opportunity to pull out all the stops and really put on an amazing show.
Finally, the bigger the wedding, the larger the pile of gifts! This may be a rather shallow reason for having a large wedding, and they won’t be surprise gifts if you have a present list … oh, and you’ll probably spend more on inviting people that you’ll receive in gifts. Still, it’s one advantage of having a big wedding!