Not everybody loves to throw big lavish wedding parties, some people want to keep it simple. Yes this is true, now a days even the well to do families seek to go for small and silent weddings. Not everyone likes to waste their time and money on luxurious big fat wedding and showing off. Some people want to keep it sober. This is a mindset to be appreciated.
Its not that throwing big parties is bad but the other one is good too. You don't need a big venue with a lot of people gathering to make your wedding a success. Trends are changing with time. People now opt for court marriages and go for simple weddings followed by a good reception party. People also go for weddings to be done in temples or gurudwara followed by a grand reception. This doesn't show that you cannot afford to have a big wedding but because you choose this.
Here are the reasons why a wedding in temple or gurudwara is good: