Post # 1
We’re planning a small wedding in the winter. We sent out 76 invites but we think, realisitcally, 45-50 people will come or be able to make it.
Our venue can seat up to 66 so it’s going to be small which will make us appear like a larger party then we are. We’ll have a DJ so I just want to know…at what guest count does a wedding start to look a little skimpy? At what point is having dancing almost pointless because there are so few people?
Post # 3
I can PARTY with any amount of people. lol but with that being said… I had 75ish people at my wedding and we definfinitely partied! Then again our families love to dance 🙂 I think the amount is really going to depend on how many of them love to get out there and dance!
Post # 4
@skippydarling: I picked 50+ but honestly a party can be awesome with even less. I believe we had between 55 and 65 people at our wedding. The most we ever had on the dancefloor at once was maybe 35 people. Even when there were only a few people out there it was SO FUN!
Post # 5
@skippydarling: I think it depends on the guests. 100+ geriatic folks wouldn’t be much of a party but 20+ of my young, crazy Russian relatives would be.
Post # 6
Good to know!
We’ve got some big dancers on my side of the family and our DJ says her favorite couples are the B&G’s that are on the dance floor because it makes her job easy.
Guests go where the B&G are. We plan on spending our evening dancing as much as possible!
Post # 7
Will alcohol be available? That’s key for many of my friends/family. I think you can have a PARTY with a smaller group if they are PARTY kind of people.
Post # 8
I went to a wedding with approximately 50 guests a few years ago, and it seemed like plenty to me. There were a lot of elders, so only about 35 people were dancing at a time. I think the fact that the venue was somewhat snug helped hold the party together.
I think that as long as you create a good environment for partying, you should be fine. Good drinks, good music, and a disco ball never hurts.
Post # 9
@JenGirl: Oh yes – we are quite proud of our bar/signature drinks. That should help move things along!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I voted 35+, but honestly when I think of weddings I have been to with 100 guests there were still only like, 20-30 people out on the dance floor, usually! So if at the very least you will have at least 15-20 of your guests who like to get down and boogie I would say that is a very fine party, a very fine one indeed!!!!
Post # 11
@skippydarling: I was worried about this too. Our final guest count was 52, including us. Our venue could sit up to 80, and it worked out perfectly!
The venue was relatively small, and the DJ was good. It was, as you say, a PARTY!
Post # 12
You can def set up to have a rockin party regardless of guest count. However, when u say it’ll be set up for 66 – I would caution against this. If you only have 45 it’ll look empty and like people are missing u know? Instead, make it feel more intimate and cozy by only setting up for the number you have.
Post # 13
I went to a destination wedding that had less than 25 people. It was an all-inclusive resort, so there was free-flowing alcohol (although watered-down) and the guests were young, probably all below 35 except for the bride’s mom. We had a BLAST! The groom (my FI’s brother) told us the videographer stayed past his contracted time because he was having so much fun filming us.
Post # 14
@JrzyGurl: Oh – I meant to say it can accommodate up to 66 (actually I think the number is 72)
We’ll only be setting places for our guest count.
Post # 15
We had less than 40 at our reception and we had a BLAST!
Post # 16
@skippydarling: I reckon your guest count will be great! I’d be happy with anything between 20-60 guests, it really doesn’t phase me much at all. As long as I had a few good friends to dance with I’d be happy. 🙂