American Weddings Blog

Have You Considered a Micro Wedding?

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Tags: micro-weddings, guest-lists, family-dynamics, budgets

Published: Wednesday, May. 8th, 2019

Most weddings involve months of planning. Costs add up quickly. In fact, the average cost of a mid-sized wedding, with about 150 guests, was $30,000 as of 2018. While some couples see their wedding as a day to spare no expense (and that’s totally awesome) not everyone wants of a big wedding. 

There are plenty of reasons why… Some couples are more reclusive and private. Other couples have their hearts set on a venue that’s too small for huge crowds. 

Whatever their reasons, more couples are opting for smaller affairs, known as micro weddings.  ...(continued)

Who should you invite to your wedding?

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Tags: guest-lists, wedding-planning, family-dynamics

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 23rd, 2019

Unless you’re planning on eloping, you’ll have to create a list of guests that you are inviting to your wedding. (First on that list, of course, is your officiant.) But it’s just a matter of coming up with a list of the people that you want to join you in celebrating your big day, right? 


Several factors -- from family obligations to venue capacity -- will complicate your guest lists. That’s why your good friends at AMM have come up with six steps -- and a couple tips -- to help you get a handle on this challenging task.  

1. Make the First Draft

When creating your guest list together, start by making your no-holds-barred, budget-be-damned version. This means drafting a list that you and your fiance(e) would invite if money and space were no issue. ...(continued)