(Closed) Anyone have a 60-70 person wedding that didnt suck?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i went to a wedding last weekend where there were only 50 people. it was intimate and beautiful and everyone had just as much fun. I am only inviting 75 people to mine so mine will probably be about 60 confirmed.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I guess it depends who the 60-70 are. That was the size of my brothers and mine was 90 and they both were such a blast! It was all super close family and friends and I felt like I got to spend quality time with everyone and made fun memories at my wedding with each guest.  I was just at a bigger wedding last weekend where the birde a groom literally only had time for a quick hello to each guest before it was time to leave.  Also, it depends on your venue too. Both ours weren’t real big so it felt so intimate and personal. If you had a huge room with tables all spread out and not that many guests it could feel a little isolating.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would LOVE to have a wedding that small! So many great choices, more flexibility with the budget!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I don’t understand how a smaller wedding would be boring and arkward? 

 

We are planning on 50/60 people. The people we are inviting will make our day amazing. They are the people I can sit down with and talk shit with for hours. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What makes you think a wedding with 60 to 70 people will suck?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had right around 60 people and it was freaking amazing. We didn’t have to stress out about not being able to talk to everyone and it was definitely still a party. People still danced, the rooms never looked empty, and we had lots and lots of compliments on what a great event it was! Not to mention, the whole thing didn’t break the bank.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I invited 64, knowing a few would decline, and after declines and additions (thanks FI!) we have a total of 53 guests coming on Friday. I have heard only good things about intimate weddngs. I think the important part is to choose a venue or floor plan where it won’t feel empty with that many guests. For example, we had the choice of three rooms, and chose ours because it can comfortably seat 60 with a dance floor. If we chose a room that could seat 200, it would have looked empty and awkward. Also, we are adding a lot of personal moments into the day, such as having no recieiving line and greeting guests at their tables.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We invited 50 people, and 100% showed up.  It was amazing – intimate, the people who came were all very special to us, and it was the best party I’ve ever been to.  ๐Ÿ™‚  (I’m biased)

We had dinner on the wrap around porch of our yacht club, so there wasn’t a ton of empty space – we chose a venue that suited 50 people.  We did not have dancing, which might be a bummer for some people.  But it wasn’t a important to my husband and I, so we didn’t miss it.  

Bottom line, the people who come to your wedding will have a blast because they are celebrating YOU!  But it is important to adjust your expectations when you have a smaller wedding – realize that if you have a dance floor, it might not be packed, etc.  Another benefit – less people means less money spent.  ๐Ÿ™‚  

I think the happiness of the day will overshine the amount of people there.  Happy wedding planning!  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Like sarahcool, we had a 50 people wedding and it was magical!! Just close family and the attention to detail did make a difference – everyone said it was the most relaxed, romantic and special wedding they had attended too.. of course, they’re close family so i am sure they would say wonders!but i really think they had a wonderful time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We invited 80 and between 50 and 60 actually showed up.  We had a blast.  We were able to speak with all of our guests at least once during the evening and once the “quiet” guests went home, about 20 of us stayed to really party and close down the place.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If you have the extra space and you have to meet a minimum why don’t you invite more people?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had about 50 or so people at my first wedding and it was perfect!

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