Post # 1
FI and I are considering having an intimate wedding with our immediate families, and 4 of our best friends, bringing the total to 13. Our first guest list reached 75 and although that it small by normal standards, it will be struggle to pay for it all as well as having a place to live by October next year. We would still have a big BBQ/celebration afterwards with our extended families and friends.
The wedding would still include the dress and tux, the original venue, cake, photographer, first dance, dad walking me down the aisle etc just without the numbers.
Did you regret having such a small wedding? I never wanted a big wedding but I am worried I will regret it later on down the track. Opinions or experiences would be appreciated! 🙂
Post # 3
I loved my small wedding!! Stress free and beautiful!!
Post # 4
Thats what I thought too. The less stress the better!
Post # 5
@kaleidoscope: Sounds ideal to me. We had 51 on our day and it was nice looking round at everyone, but I haven’t seen most of those people since the wedding 2 years ago (as of today). You go for it.
Post # 6
If your concern is the cost, why don’t you have a more casual wedding instead of reducing the number of guests? I can’t imagine keeping all the traditional wedding elements with so few people. For example, dancing with only 15 people seems like it would be awkward. And there won’t really be an aisle to walk down because everyone will be sitting in one row. Other than that, I think small weddings are great. I had 30 people and wish I had less; ours was a ceremony in a park followed by a BBQ-style picnic.
Post # 7
We’re having a small wedding. Honestly everyone tells me that they wish they had done the same rather than having a larger one. Its so much stress and money! No thanks.