Here comes the bride – and here comes the small guest list. Once again the trend towards smaller weddings is cited in a major news publication.

Yesterday’s National Post story “Here Comes the (Recessionary) Bride” states:

Lynn O’Brien, producer of the Fraser Valley Wedding Festival, says e-vites or self-designed invitations are just one way people will be saving money.

O’Brien says she expects weddings will be smaller, too.

“Obviously [the downturn] is far-reaching and it’s going to impact everything.”

People will also be looking to wed in more interesting and inexpensive venues such as museums or parks, she says.

Want the full story? Check out the National Post online.


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  1. Posted by tonya on February 26th, 2009 at 4:15pm

    I think the recession is a great excuse (even if it's not true for a bride personally) to downsize her wedding and save some stress and money. I was going to have a small wedding anyway, but this really gives a girl an excuse to say "sorry, we have to cut down" and no one thinks a thing about it. You might even get a cluck or two of sympathy!
  2. Posted by Event Girl on February 26th, 2009 at 4:37pm

    The current economy has allowed couples to really focus on their priorities when it comes to a wedding. What's truly important to them, and lose all the fluff. It makes for an authentic experience for guests as well.
  3. Posted by Christina on February 26th, 2009 at 9:31pm

    Tonya, great point! Telling people they are not invited can be a difficult thing. Using the recession as an "excuse" is one way to deal with people whose feelings would be hurt otherwise.
  4. Posted by Christina on February 26th, 2009 at 9:32pm

    Event girl, hurray for authenticity!
  5. Posted by IrisFieldscoordinator5 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:47pm

    Being budget conscious makes you be more creative in your wedding planning. Your personality and individuality will be able to come out more and it will make your wedding more meaningful by being more representational of the bride and groom. I do agree that cutting out the “fluff” focuses on the true importance of sharing a wonderful day with family and friends.
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