Post # 1
So we’re getting our RSVPS back and while there are 70-80 who haven’t RSVPed yet, I’m thinking based on what we have so far, we’re going to have between 150-175. We had originally planned for 200-210 (although over 200 would be pushing it with our venue – things would start to feel a little crowded). I’m a little nervous that if we have closer to 150, the wedding is going to feel too small although the room will certainly be comfortable. Its hard to find pictures of weddings specifically with that number of guests online, so if anyone has any pictures of weddings of that size or if you can share your experience of a wedding that size, I’d love to hear it. Did the ceremony feel small? Was everyone dancing? I’m just trying to get used to the idea that we may be 50 under what we had figured originally. Just one more thing to be stressed out about I guess….
Post # 4
not sure how much help I’ll be. .
we are estimating between 150 – 180. We will have 8 people to a table.
I can’t imagine any event with 150 people would feel small. Don’t stress!
Post # 5
I can’t post any pictures right now because I’m on my phone but our wedding was about 150. It was a great amount for us. At our ceremony we had a large amount of chairs set out, did not look like too little. Most of the people in our circles have 300-400 people at weddings and we were complimented on the fact that we had the perfect amount of people – as in, people felt that it wasn’t too big and wasn’t too small. The dance floor was popping and people had a great time 🙂 If 200 would already be pushing it at your venue then 150 – 175 sounds just about perfect.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Hey hun! We invited around 210, expected 170 and ended up with 125!!! I thought the room was going to look HUGE because we booked a place that could hold up to 300, but honestly… It was perfect. The room was gorgeous and it just meant there was plenty of room to dance! 😉 I don’t have all my pro pics back yet, but let me see if I can find something for ya…
Everyone danced (seriously it was a huge dance party!) and although the ceremony did feel small (lots of empty chairs 🙂 it was intimate and made me less nervous.
Post # 7
Thanks for all of these helpful replies. Definitely making me feel better about the situation. I would love to see all your pictures if you think of posting them. I appreciate all the reassurance. We invited like 250 or so and so 20% declines would have put us right around 200, thus we really felt we couldn’t invite anymore. But I’m a little bit kicking myself for cutting down our list. But how could we have known…
@Mrs. Coyote: wow, thats great! That makes me feel better. I’m definitely trying to focus on the fact that it will feel more intimate (which is honestly more our style…we’d choose an intimate get together with 10 of our closest friends over going to a club or something any day). I am kind of nervous, so it will definitely make the atmosphere feel more comfortable. Not so many people focused on us…
Post # 8
@RhubarbPie: Ours was a little like that, we expected around 100 people and (since most of them live out of town) we only had about 45 people. It was not small at all because we are a very tight-knit group. We all had a blast! Don’t worry about it!