Who else WANTS a big wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Yeah it’s not that big in my view. When I get married one day I have no choice on having a small wedding. My dad alone has 11 brothers and sisters. My SO mother (My FMIL)has 11 brothers and sisters. My mom has 6 brothers and sisters and my SO dad (my FFIL) ha 5 brothers and sisters. LOL That’s 33 people not including thier husbands and wives and kids! I will have a big wedding one day and have no problem with it. We have BIG families.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Being able to invite all our most important friends and family was one of our top priorities. I love big family get-togethers and so a big wedding was definitely the way to go. We invited about 230 and ended up with abotu 150 attending. 

Post # 5
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4877 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

TwinkleBoss:  I didn’t really start out wanting a big wedding (I would have been fine with whatever), but my DH did, and so that’s what we had. Our invite list was around 350, and with almost all of our guests having to travel, we still ended up with a little over 200. We had a big wedding with dinner, a band, full bar, etc. It was definitely more than many in my area have, but my DH felt like if we were going to spend money on a wedidng we should have the wedding we want. Our big wedding was a blast, and I don’t feel bad at all about it. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

50 people sounds like a very tiny wedding to me. I always wanted a big wedding, but every wedding I’ve been to has been a minimum of 250 people so it’s pretty normal. Ours was 300 guests and I felt it was average size, not too large, but not small either. Our original guest list was 450 people but I really liked a venue that only held 300, then regreted it once we had to start cutting people. If I could do it over I would have went with a bigger, less nice venue to hold more people. I see weddings are huge family reunions when all your loved ones from both sides get together (how often does that happen, usually just once!) so it is extremely important we had even distant family included, I couldn’t imagine not inviting a family member to our wedding. 

Post # 7
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230 posts
Helper bee

50 people is a small wedding by most standards.

I had 140 and that felt like small of the bigger weddings. 

Post # 9
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

TwinkleBoss:  Our guest list is 208.  And believe it or not, that is whittled down.  Part of the reason is we invited everyone’s children.  So there’s 20 of them on the guest list.  And we both have big families.  And we have separate friends (we hang out with them as a couple, but we weren’t part of one big friend group the way some couples are.)  

We’re expecting about 130 – 150 (we know some of our guests just won’t be able to travel to be at the wedding.) 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes we want to invite all our extended family and friends, as well as honoring our parents by inviting which ever of their friends they want to attend. That’s turning out to be about 200 people. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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