Post # 1
So especially now that my wedding is coming up soon, people keep asking me things like “how big is it”, “how many people are you expecting”, etc? I think that my wedding is on the larger end of what I’d consider a “medium-sized” wedding but most people who hear how many we’re expecting say things like “wow – that’s huge”, “that’s a ton of people”, “so you’re having a really large wedding”, etc.
So my question to you Bees is what do you consider to be a “large wedding”? Please vote in the poll and explain below since I can only provide ranges for the poll. At what guest cutoff would you say a wedding is “large”?
Post # 3
I think over 200 is large. I only had 80 people and generally referred to that as a small wedding.
Post # 5
I kept telling people we were having around 200 people and people kept saying “omg thats huge” I was like no it’s not it’s only family lol but I have been doing my guest counts and its actually under 150 hahaha I totally miscalculated so I guess 200 is a BIG wedding.
Post # 6
For me, anything over 100 would be a large wedding. We are keeping our guest list to 50 and that is big enough for us.
Post # 7
120-175 is medium in my mind
Post # 8
I think anything under 100 is small
100-175 is medium
+175 is large
+300 is insane LOL – I just don’t know how those brides do it!
Post # 9
200 plus I would call large. Under a hundred is called small. Somewhere in between in is pretty usual. At least that’s my feelings.
Post # 10
My sister had 700 people at her wedding…
Seriously, we are aiming for 125-150, and I consider that to be quite a small wedding.
Post # 11
To me, more than 150 is large. I originally wanted to stay at 150 or under, but our guest list is now at 197. Oh well…
@plantains: wowzers!! How did they all fit into one building?!
Post # 12
@plantains: 700?? I couldn’t come up with that many people if I tried really hard. Lol. Wow.
I consider 175+ to be large 🙂
Post # 13
We had an overflow tent set up outside the banquet hall. She is the first child in our family so it is typical to see that with a lot of Nigerian weddings. It happens with Indian wedding a lot as well. A large number of the guests were business associates that my parents had to invite.
Post # 14
I went to a wedding last month that had 54 tables of 10. That was a ‘freakin’ HUGE’ wedding.
Large to me is 250+
Medium is 150-250
Small is up to 150.
We are expecting just a smidge over 150 – and I’m telling people (and feel like) it’s a small wedding.
Post # 15
My best friend is a full-blooded Greek girl and she had a 425 person wedding. She says envies my ‘much more manageable’ 235 person guest list, lol. So I really think large depends on the culture you come from, but anything over 200 seems huge to me.
Post # 16
I think anything larger than your own wedding (or imaginary wedding) is “large” to most people. My wedding is only 50ish, which my parents think is huge (they got married in a tiny ceremony with like, two witnesses). But I tend to think of anything over 100 as ‘holy crap that’s huge!’ just because it’s way bigger than mine.