Are you looking for a few reasons why you should consider a small wedding? Here are four of them from Lauren, owner of PointBreezeway, the hippest, cutest little venue around. At the end of this post, if you still have a guest list a million miles long, we need to have a little chat…
Hello Burgh Brides! My name is Lauren and I am the owner of PointBreezeway, an urban barn in the Burgh. I converted my childhood home into a pretty amazing little venue with the hopes of preserving its rich history of a utility barn (circa 1880), tavern, speakeasy, tea room, and ultimately my family home for over 25 years. It is an absolute privilege to share something so special. PointBreezeway is a match made in heaven for low-key celebrators and lovers of old-world charm, everything vintage, historic, and eclectic. Since opening PointBreezeway, I’ve discovered lots of reasons why small weddings are the way to go. Here are my top four!
1.) Unique Location
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost
This one is probably my favorite. Why? Well, I own one of the most unique spaces…ever. Hosting a small wedding opens up a world of possibility with the venue you choose. Hell, you could probably get married in your favorite coffee shop! Give your guests something to talk about, kids. Different = Beautiful
“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”
– Walt Whitman
It’s your thing. Do what you wanna do. Parents are probably giving me the evil eye right now. Invite your closest, most awesome people. Love them. Be married with them. Share a night of cozy togetherness and hearty laughter with them.
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Heck yes, Mr. Roosevelt! The thrill of creative effort. Let that sink in for a moment. Small weddings are all about creative effort and that’s what makes them so perfect! I’m going to speak to PointBreezeway on this one. I can confidently say that with a guest list of 60, you can have a fantastic wedding here for under $10k. Let me repeat that. Under $10k! Imagine if your wedding was even smaller. The key is finding spaces that are charming and ready to go, allowing you to focus on the food, drink, and extras. I’ve hosted weddings that served their favorite beer and pizza, hired a photographer, and picked up their florals beforehand. The evening was spectacular and it was a dream come true.
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
– Jack Kerouac
When great changes are about to happen, you want to feel as calm and healthy as you can. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Am I right? The more simplicity that can be added to the start of a marriage is key. When you choose to celebrate small with a big focus on what is truly important…well, as John Lennon once said, “All you need is love.”
There you have it…4 reasons why you should consider a small wedding! What about you? Are you considering a more intimate affair? Why? Comment below!