No bridesmaids, groomsmen or guests - How does a 'Just Us' wedding work?

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  • Weddings are expensive, and wedding guests require more than just money being spent.
  • They require attention, dietary requirements, and sitting arrangements to avoid drama.
  • This new trend allows couples to have their wedding as they wish while spending less.

Weddings have become expensive over the years, and couples are always looking for an alternative way to tie the knot without breaking the bank. The most expensive areas of the wedding include a venue that is big enough to accommodate all the guests. Then, all these guests also need to be fed and entertained. There are wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and the list goes on. On top of all these expenses, there's the honeymoon and money the couple needs to begin their lives together. A trend called the 'Just Us' wedding might be the best alternative to assist with all the expenses.

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As the name suggests, 'Just Us' weddings are where the couple decides to tie the knot with just the two of them, no bridesmaids, no groomsmen and no guests. You can still include a wedding cake, a bouquet, accessories, good food and a photographer. Although this trend assists with budget constraints, others opt for it because they want to avoid the stress of planning a wedding, sitting arrangements to avoid family drama, wedding invitations and floral arrangements.

How does it work?

The biggest misconception about this option is that you should compromise all the details of your dream wedding. However, since it will just be the two of you, you don't have to be considerate of your guests and their demands. If planning the little details for your special day, there are hotels that offer all-inclusive romance packages that will cater for everything for you. 

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Would you consider a 'Just Us' wedding? Tell us here.

If you're worried about family and friends being upset that you left them out, you could arrange a small reception after where you follow the tradition of cutting the wedding cake, having a first wedding dance, a toast and dinner.

According to Today, a bride named Marybeth Eustice was engaged for six years but kept pushing off her wedding because she was overwhelmed whenever she thought of planning it. So, she and her husband decided to have a 'Just Us' wedding to release the stress. "We just wanted it to be about us. At big weddings, I noticed the bride and groom are entertaining the guests and don't get to spend a lot of time with each other - we love spending time together. And it's really about us at the end of the day."

Sources: Today, Best for Bride

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