(Closed) Small intimate beach wedding

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You are still 2 months away from the RSVP date. I think you may be unnecessarily worrying yourself over nothing.

Post # 4
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SchmukalsBride:  I’m sorry that you’re not getting the responce you were hoping for. It sucks when people who you thought were “for sures” turn out to be no-gos.

Thing is, this is the nature of a destination wedding. Most people won’t go.


I think a DJ might be a bit much for 10 people. Perhaps a nice  dinner at a 5 star restraunt, and you can ‘hit the town’ after with whoever feels like partying!

Chin up, it’s still going to be magical~

Post # 5
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Since your RSVP date is still a ways away maybe some people are waiting to the last minute to RSVP. We thought we wouldnt get that many people to come to our wedding but surprisingly we now have 58 confirmed guests!! You would still be able to have a fun bonfire with 10 people but a DJ probably wont be necessary

Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Are you working with a wedding coordinator at your resort?  Do they have any suggestions?  Maybe an acoustic guitarist or steel drum player to play through dinner, and you can get your dances?     Or dance at a reception back home?

Post # 7
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

For something that small I would definitely do an iPod kind of thing, maybe at a beach bonfire and then you can have your cake and eat it too. But yeah I wouldn’t count your chicks before they hatch. There is still 2 months to go.

I hear ya though, our guest list is about half of what we originally anticipated.

Post # 8
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Maybe your guests are just more focused on the holidays right now and may want to wait until after them before committing to spend money to go to your wedding?  Also…your wedding is on a holiday so maybe you have guests debating about whether or not to forgo their holiday plans to attend your wedding? 



We had less than 30 people at ours (including us) and our reception was very laid back but everyone had a great time.  Did the whole ipod dj thing so we still got our first dance and dance with our parents plus cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, all were just on a much smaller scale. 

Post # 9
389 posts
Helper bee

Look at it this way, if you have only a few guests, you can certainly have a dinner party at a nice club or private room at a restaurant back home.

Usually venues have an in-house DJ and it may not make much of a difference between the cost of a dj or a set up of an ipod/computer system.

Dance the night away your way.  Don’t worry about it.  I would send Christmas cards this year and say “haven’t heard your response from the wedding – here’s a friendly reminder to do so by such a such date.”

Hopefully you will get more responses.

All the best!


Post # 10
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

Dont worry, as long as yours/his mum n dad come itll be special….

Post # 14
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SchmukalsBride:  it could alos be that they want to book their flight/hotel before RSVP for sure, and are waiting to do that? it’s a little early still you aren’t getting married till summer right?

Post # 15
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

January is still very early to book flights too.  Prices might be a little high. Also, my wedding is in April and our RSVP by date is next Friday and I still haven’t heard from a lot of my guests.  Even some that have said they were coming haven’t booked flights yet and the wedding is 3 months away.  I probably would have made the deadline for a July Destination Wedding in March. I was even concerned that January was too early for my Destination Wedding in April but it’s not.  They should pretty much know 3 months out if they can make it or not. 

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