Can my wedding still be fun with so few guests?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

When are your RSVP’s due back? Don’t you have some time before the deadline? I wouldn’t get too sad just yet. Hang in there!

Post # 3
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Have you ever had fun at a friend’s birthday with 15 people? It’s absurd that you think you can’t have fun with 50 people! It’s the people who are there, not the number!

Post # 4
588 posts
Busy bee

Mine was about 50 people and we had a great time. Weddings really don’t need to be big to be a great party. If you do something with your friends on any other night, I assume you’re far fewer than 50 people, right? And you still have a great time? I wouldn’t worry. You’ll have lots of fun. You can only spend time seriously with so many people in one night anyway.

Post # 6
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Think of the last five parties were you’ve had fun (not weddings) – were there more than 50 people at all those parties? Hell I can have fun with just my husband. Throw in my best friend and it’s pretty mmuch guaranteed!

Of course you can have fun with 50 people. It’s just a different dynamic than 150. Honestly, it’ll be nice to  have more time per guest!

Post # 7
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We only invited 40 people (about 20 of those were good friends in our lives).  I don’t think I could have asked for a more wonderful day.  AND with 40 people, I still didn’t get to spend as much time with everyone as I’d have liked!

Post # 8
15014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh girl, it will be a blast! My favorite weddings have all been around 50 people or less. Don’t worry about a thing. 

Post # 9
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

MsGinkgo:  It’s big because it’s a big party! Music, dancing, food, cake- no matter how many people there are, it’s going to be a big party because you’re doing “big” things that you don’t do at other parties!

Post # 10
37 posts

We invited 110 and ended up with 48, we changed the seating so the bridal party sat at tables with the guest and a sweetheart table for us.  Everyone thought there were way more people than 48 and we had the perfect wedding!

Post # 11
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


MsGinkgo:  One of the best weddings I’ve ever been to was around 60 people. Intimate and so much fun! Plus with fewer people there, the bride and groom were able to spend much more time with each guest.

Post # 12
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MsGinkgo:  I understand your plight a bit. We are going to have about 75% of the amount we expected at our wedding. Part of it bums me out, because I’ll miss all of those people, but I go through the list of those attending and I’m so happy to get to spend quality time with all of them! It’s going to be a blast, and I won’t have to go and say hi to 200 people! More time for having non-obligational fun!

Post # 13
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

MsGinkgo:  We had 42 guests and we had a great time!

I think you still may get close to 75 once you call the people who haven’t turned in their RSVPs yet.

Post # 14
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are only planning for at most 40 invites to send out…honestly, I want a tiny and super small wedding and reception with only the people who matter the most to us. The rest of them can view through the online service the chapel has!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  rabidsmiles.
Post # 15
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

MsGinkgo:  Of course it can! Think of it as a way to take extra good care of the guests who made it. I would upgrade the wine, maybe do a nice welcome basket, etc…and then you get to spend much more time with each person! I am honestly a bit jealous – sounds lovely!

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