What do you consider a BIG wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What do you consider a big wedding?
    0-80 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    80-100 : (14 votes)
    8 %
    100-200 : (56 votes)
    33 %
    200+ : (99 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I would consider <50 people small, 50-100 fairly small, 100-150 big, and 150+ huge!

    Post # 4
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I think a guest list of 100 people is average but over 150 is large.

    But normally when I think “big wedding” I think of weddings in different cultures which can be as long as 3 or 4 days, or weddings that are a straight 24 hour long celebration. FH is Serbian so I think we will have a pretty big wedding since we’re intercultural, although with a guest list of under 50 people.

    Post # 5
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Daizy914:  Do a poll!

    Anything over 100 guests is big for me.  I’m more introverted and FI and I just prefer more intimate weddings.  We’re expecting 60-80 guests and I’ve had people tell me that was a massive guest list too, LOL.

    Post # 6
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am considering our wedding big at 125 invited but everytime I mention that number to a vendor I can see that they are visibly relieved and then say ‘oh good, it’s so nice to have a small wedding.’ LOL

    Post # 7
    10902 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Well, I had 148 guests at my wedding, and I thought that was a medium-sized wedding.  I have one friend who had over 400 people at her wedding, and, last year, I attended a wedding that had over 500 guests. I consider those to be huge weddings. To me, anything over 250 people is a large wedding.

    Post # 8
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think anything more than 300 people is big to me. In my area 150-250 is around the norm. Some of my Indian friends have multiday weddings with 500-1000 people, which blows my mind!!

    Post # 9
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We have to guarantee 125 people for our wedding, so we are going to invite somewhere around 160-175ish. I think ours is somewhat average size. We have a number of friends who are inviting 300+ people…that’s huge, IMO. I consider anything over 200 big, anything over 300 monstrous haha

    Post # 10
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think 120+ is big. 150+ is huge!

    Post # 11
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    100+?  Maybe 150+?

    I think 100 people sounds like a lot to me. 200 strikes me as gigantic.

    Post # 12
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think 300+ is kinda big, but it is also average here. Our wedding is about 350. The last four weddings I went to were over 400 guests. I have never been to or knew someone who had a wedding under 250 people. 

    Post # 13
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    To me, small is under 100. Medium is 100-200. Large or “big” would be 200-300, which is where mine fell. Anything over 300 would be huge!


    Post # 14
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    For me:

    3-50: very small

    50-100: small

    100-150: average

    150-250: large

    250+: very large

    This is just based off the dozen weddings that I have attended.

    Post # 15
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @JenGirl:  +1 I like and second your rating system! 🙂

    Post # 16
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Daizy914:  I’m planning on having about 150 and people act like it’s crazy-huge. Like my dad thought that was massive and my mom told him it’s less than most people she knows have. I guess it’s all relative to your life experiences with weddings.

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