(Closed) Girls with Small Weddings

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Am I over doing it?
    No, the wedding plans so far are fine. : (74 votes)
    94 %
    Yes, you are making a big hoopla for only 50 people. : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We wanted to keep it small so we could afford to have nice/ pretty stuff! So I totally think its worth it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had a totally traditional (in the sense of full reception, dinner and dancing) wedding for my 54 guests. And I would do it ALL over again! It was AMAZING!!!!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    3614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I went all out for 60 people, did the same things I would’ve done for 200 people. No regrets at all! I think the limited guest list made it more feasible budget-wise to go for our first choices in many aspects and made it a very classy wedding.

    Post # 6
    Member
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I expect 50-60 people and we are going all out too.  I think that especially when most of the guests are traveling it’s nice to have a “real” food.  I think the nice part about a small guest list is I can do all those little projects that would be impossible if we had a big wedding (like little “for your tears of joy” tissue packets and personalized things just for our day….). 

    Post # 7
    Member
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re having about 40 people there (including us and the tiny bridal party) and we’re having the whole nine as well. I look at it as it not being the amount of people there that make the wedding but how you choose to celebrate is what counts. The people that will be in attendance are those who have been there and supported us and who we wouldn’t want to share our day without. A benefit of having a smaller wedding is that you CAN do all the little extra things and it not cost as much too! The only thing we’re not having is a dj (iPod instead) and that’s just a personal choice.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Oops, and I voted for the wrong choice. Count -1 for the “big hoopla” choice and add +1 to the other 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think what you are doing is great 🙂

    We are also haveing a small wedding; limiting our invites to 50 and expect about 35 to show, and I also have the thoughts that we are doing to much for such a small wedding, but it is our day, so I know everything we do and have planned will be totally worth it. We don’t want to look back on our wedding day and think, wow, I wish we would have done this, so we are doing it.

    Post # 11
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We only had 18 guests for our destination wedding and we did everything traditional but dancing and a DJ!  We still had a photographer, cocktail hour, 5-course meal, cake cutting, etc.

    Post # 12
    Member
    116 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m planning a small, intimate wedding also and am planning to have a very nice event.  I think your plans sound lovely!

    I am capping the guest list at 50 people, and will likely have closer to 35.  I know it does seem like everyone and everything is geared to huge crowds, but I’m perfectly happy with my intimate crew of special folks.  Truly wouldn’t do it any other way!

    ETA – Just to share more, to be more clear, I will be doing all of these items of a “normal big wedding” – just scaled down to size for mine.

    **Strings during ceremony, high end attire, lovely decorated historic B&B, cocktail hour, band, plated dinner, photographer, send off, etc.  The only thing I’m not entirely sure of at this point is a videographer.  

    The only reason I question a videographer is because I don’t want the photographer entourage + the videographer entourage to out number the wedding guests!

    Post # 13
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re expecting about 60 guests and we were going to just have dinner, but now we’re having the whole deal!

    Post # 14
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it is fine, it’s your wedding, do it the way you want despite the size of the guest list. Like others have said, you may not have been able to afford the things you want had you gone with a 100+ guest list.

    We’re expecting (fingers crossed against crashers & re-hasing the list) about 60-70 people, and we’re going to go as all out as we would for 300+, except without the added cost.

    Just look at it this way if you kept thinking ‘it’s too much!’ and decided to cut a few things that you really wanted or scaled back on things that you really didn’t want to compromise on, you could very well look back disappointed — who’s to say?

    Post # 15
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No, I’m doing a small wedding too and a full dinner…although ours is buffet. We couldn’t have afforded much of anything if we decided to invite 200 people…we’d be doing one of those super simple punch and cake deals. But keeping our guest list intimate means that our closest peeps will be able to enjoy a really nice evening to celebrate our marriage.

    Post # 16
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Once I get back into the swing of planning, it will be 50 guests tops…I am hoping for closer to 40. We plan to do most of the traditional things…photography, DJ, cake cutting. We can do all of those things for a fraction of the cost due to the smaller guestlist…and I can splurge on flowers…gotta love that.

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