What constitues a BIG or SMALL wedding? How many quests?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re having about 60 guests and i call it a small wedding!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am having 60 and call it a small wedding!

70 would be considered small as well! I think avg is low 100s and large is over 150 – thats my personal judgement on size!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are having 60 guests as well, and I think, by the wedding industry’s standards at least, that it is considered a small wedding. It feels like a lot of people, but overall I guess its considered small!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

100! and that’s my final answer, I see already a few people trying to get back in touch with me since they heard we got engaged, so not cool! I’m only having with me special people that are close to us.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have no idea, I said mine wasn’t too big at 120 people and got scolded by a few people for that.  I guess what I meant when I said it was that since a lot of that number was family it’s not ‘big’ in a way that we could include all the non-family people who meant a lot to us.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it might depend on where you’re from & your background too. We’re trying to keep it around 250-230 & I think that’s about normal for around here. Our venue holds 400! And a lot of the other places we’ve visited said they often have 400-500 people at Jewish, Indian and Egyptian weddings. 

If it were up to me, I’d have about 80 people on a beach at the Jersey Shore, but my family and FI weren’t havin’ it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think lately the concept of “big” and “small” has changed in regards to a wedding size.  A lot of people seem to be having smaller weddings due to the economy.  I think I would consider a wedding under 100 guests to be small (even though that still seems big to me)!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We’re having about 50 people, so small.

 

100 doesn’t seem “big” to me, 200, 300 + does though.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are trying to stay between 150-200 people (prefably 150).  To me that is a small wedding because it is close friends and family (along with spouses).  I was in a wedding last August and the couple had 350 guests!  The bride didnt know the majority of the people there!  That is what i think to be a big wedding. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I think that “big wedding” and “small wedding” are relative terms and hard to generalize.  I know, with our wedding, we invited 119 and a lot of people thought that was really small.  For me, that was as big as I wanted to get!  We ended up with 86 attendees, so I guess that’s small, relatively speaking?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here’s how I see it –

  • Under 50 – really small wedding
  • 50-80 – small wedding
  • 80-150 – average size wedding
  • 150-200 – getting big wedding
  • 200+ – big wedding

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think under 100 is small 100-150 seems average and above 150 is big. This is just y personal opinion.

We’re having around 65-70 people and it seems big to me.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re inviting about 200 people, which seems HUGE to  me. Orginally, our guest list was about 150, which seemed medium sized.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

We had a little over 200 of us. That is ‘not that big’ for Hawaii terms. A typical hotel wedding is 275-325  and up to 400+ sometimes, with all the extended family and friends of family.

I agree with the prettyflowers designation though:

  • Under 50 – really small wedding
  • 50-80 – small wedding
  • 80-150 – average size wedding

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