Seems everyone is touting the benefits of small weddings these days. Not long ago Cosmo ran an article called Why Small Weddings Rock.

Designer dress. Jaw-dropping location. Stunning flowers. Amazing band. Yep, even on a modest budget, a Hollywood-style wedding is possible when you keep the numbers down. The less you have to spend feeding throngs of people, the more you can splurge on the things that matter to you,” writes Cosmo.

Tyra Banks is also singing the praises of wee guest lists in Why Small Weddings are Hot in Hollywood:

“Not only will cutting the guest list give you plenty of wiggle room for all the chic touches you’ve been envisioning, it will give you an excuse to fill the room with only your nearest and dearest … Cutting it down to an intimate affair will save you from forfeiting your must-haves, and it will give you the wedding you have always dreamed of.”

Why is the mainstream media catching on to this trend? The “R” word. The economy has really added fuel to an already growing trend. Couples realize cutting the guest list means that they can still have a great wedding without going over budget. In 2009 the trend will grow even bigger.

Rock on small weddings!

Photo: Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Gardens, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.