Post # 1
I’m 23 and having an intimate destination wedding (<20 guests). I don’t really want the whole big shebang, but feel like that’s what I SHOULD want and it has me feeling confused.
Are there any other youngish intimate wedding brides out there?? I feel like I’m the only one!
Post # 3
I’m 25 (26 tomorrow, eek!) and also having an intimate destination wedding, 10-15 guests max. We both come from families (and from a society in general) where people don’t really get married or have weddings, so I actually feel a bit funny that we’re doing as much as we are!
Everyone will always have expectations for what you should do or want. As long as you guys are both happy with your decision, don’t worry 🙂
Post # 4
We got married at 21/22 and had about 30 guests at the wedding.
Have fun planning!
Post # 5
We were going to have a small wedding of 35, and that’s only because becayse I have five other siblings. If we could have a smaller wedding we would have. Now we have decided to have an intimate wedding ceremony with just the SO and myself, but that’s a whole other story lol. I’m 23 by the way. I never wanted the whole big wedding bash, it seemed strange to me to have a big wedding.
Post # 6
I’m 25 and we are having a “planned elopement” in Negril that is beginning to turn into a DW! (NOT what we expected!) I would rather have it be just us but at the same time me and FI’s idea is “if they wanna come, cool”, so if someone cares about us enough to spend the cash and come out it is okay. I almost feel bad that family would spend that much just to see us, but it is also really sweet!
Post # 7
So great to hear from all of you! Cheers to us and actually knowing & loving all of our guests!
Post # 8
Hi! Congrats! I’m 24 we’re having an intimate destination wedding in the Smoky Mountains.My venue has a limit of 50 guests but in all reality I see 20-30 people coming.
It will be in a log lodge and both of our intermediate families will be staying there for 6 days. It’s going to be like a big reunion and a time for all of us to bond.
I’m so so glad we had a “longer” engagement and as a result are doing this instead of the original 150+ people wedding we thought we wanted. At times talking to some people will make you doubt because many have bought into what a wedding supposedly needs to be.
By the way, what took all my doubt away was reading through the mini interviews in each real wedding fearured here. I REALLY recommend you do the same. :
Post # 9
I’m 23 and had a wedding with 30 guests. It’s EXACTLY what I wanted. Nothing wrong with that!
Post # 10
You’re not alone. We’re both young (25 and 28) and will be having 20 or less in attendance at our wedding.
Post # 11
@honeygoldbee: I’m 20 and I’m leaning towards a destination wedding lol we want our parents and siblings and then our bridal party 🙂 and that’s it… although we have discussed maybe having a local reception for everyone. I was confused too when I just happened to be looking up places for honeymoons and I remember thinking to myself how perfect it would be to get married in a place surrounded by ocean and just me and my future hubby. Yes. Perfection.
Post # 12
I’m 21 and while we didn’t have an intimate DW I do sometimes look back and wish that I had. Be confident in your decision and in what is right for your fiance and yourself (and your family). Whichever you choose I think the only way you would actually regret it is if you end up picking the option you *thought* you should want because of societal pressures, and the idea of what weddings have become and what’s expected, etc. Choose what you and your fiance really, truly want in your heart and you most likely will never regret it.
Post # 13
I’m 24 (today, actually!) and I have a really big family. It would’ve been easy to invite 150-200 guests but we ended up having 88 guests at our wedding. It was so different from the weddings people in my family normally have and it was so lovely. Keep it to the people who mean the most to you and make a positive impact on your lives!
Post # 14
Congrats! I’m 25, will be 26 when we get married (young depending on where you live, I guess!). We’re not having a true destination wedding because it’s too tough for our octagenarian grandparents to travel, but it’s at a bed and breakfast/winery where most guests (who live up to 1.5 hours away) will probably stay overnight. We’re inviting 25 people tops, but we’re expecting more like 20-22 people. My parents and in-laws both commented that they wished they had done smaller weddings–cheers!
Post # 15
@lorelai: Happy birthday!
Post # 16
22, but I’ll be 24 when this whole shebang happens.There’s a lot of family drama on my side and fis side don’t talk to each other. On dads side I don’t actually know the names of all of my dads sisters!We are leaning toward a DW just because of the logistics and the copious amounts of ” who are you again? Oh aunt so and so? Who I have never met but have to invite because we is a direct blood relative of parent”
I kinda want the big party but I realized that my list of who I trutly care about being there was less than 24 people… Fi and I were talking and we can most likely swing paying for them to be there… Everyone elce… If you wanna come great! If not… Eh.