Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a “destination” wedding. Which really isn’t far from where we live and the little family and friends we have. We are inviting 75 people but I know probaly only 30 will be able to show up, if that.
I am afraid we are spending all this money and it will be wasted. Plus, my feelings will be hurt. I see all these other brides with guest lists of 150 and more.
Post # 3
Define “destination wedding”? How far away is it?
If you are worried about people being able to make it, then I suggest doing a closer wedding.
Are there other factors that would cause people to not attend?
Post # 4
@Brittanyvictoria7: That is the price of a “DW” but if it isn’t far from you it’s not really a DW. It’s still local for you
You won’t really waste money, as some things will be based on your final head count (food, alcohol, linens, seat covers…). Photography won’t be wasted as it will be capturing your day no matter what.Which things are you worried about wasting money? If you’re concerned something is a waste of money for 30 people but not 75 then that’s where you should start making cuts in your budget.
The smaller the wedding the more time you get to spend with your nearest and dearest. The people that are the most important will be there!
Post # 5
The most people we could invite is around 40 but we are thinking about just inviting 10-15 and having an intimate wedding and reception. So no need to feel like you have to live up to some standard that says you need 150 guest.
I think it will be fine, just remember how much fun you can have with a small group of friends. I’m sure your speical day will be just as speical even if everyone cant make it.
but do let us know about what is still bothering you