One of the first steps to planning your wedding is deciding how big you want it to be. Picking your wedding size can feel daunting, but the size of your wedding affects a lot of other factors, like venue and reception style, and settling on a general number range will make the next steps much less complicated.

I’ve shot weddings where I was photographer, guest and witness, and also huge extravagant affairs. What matters is that you choose the size that works for you. Here are my thoughts on picking your wedding size.

On Deciding How Big Your Wedding Should Be

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Key points to consider when picking your wedding size:

  1. What fits your personalities? Do you love crowds or hate ’em?
  2. What size is appropriate for your location? Fewer people will be able to attend a destination wedding.
  3. Do you have a dream venue that limits your guest list?
  4. Who are the really important people to invite?


Picking your wedding size.

picking your wedding size

picking your wedding size

Picking your wedding size

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Hi! I’m Chloe, and I’m a wedding photographer – who just got married. Having been on one side of the industry for so long, you would think this whole process would be a breeze for me. You would think.

I’m creating these videos to walk you through my own wedding planning process, warts and all, in the hopes that it will encourage/inspire/help/amuse some of you.