(Closed) Calling all bees who are having a small intimate wedding!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you rather attend...
    A small intimate wedding, with a nice dinner, and close family and friends (no dancing) : (81 votes)
    76 %
    A big wedding with lots of people and dancing : (26 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m having a smallish wedding myself – 56 guests including the bridal party. For the longest time I thought I wanted the big party and the dance and all that jazz – but the more I thought about it, and how I felt about the last few weddings I’ve attended, I knew that was not truely the case.

    I am only 26, but I don’t want to get drunk, or be out all hours of the morning. I want to go, have a nice time, but be home by 9:30pm 😉 haha

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If you’re worried you’ll miss out, how about a compromise?

    Have your intimate ceremony and dinner, then invite those who’d like to join to go out with you. You could go to a piano bar for an upscale feel or a night club if you want to get down. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @GingerSweepea:  we are having a wedding with about 60 people (we wanted less, but have larger immediate families) and are having dancing. I don’t really care about dancing and honestly hope that no one really cares either. Our crowd probably wont be on the dancefloor much, which is ok with me. We have to be out by 10 so we wont have a long reception anyways. I am mostly excited about getting together with people and just having fun (not drinking heavily and dancing, just mingling, etc.)

    Post # 7
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    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @GingerSweepea:  we had an intimate wedding with only 38 guests.  it was perfect.  we had our ceremony on site at 6pm, followed by cocktail hour, dinner and then dancing.  i wouldn’t have changed a thing.  i enjoyed every minute of it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper

    That’s actually the reason we’re having a small wedding.

    Whether as the hosts or the guests, we prefer intimate weddings. To me, a wedding is a formal and intimate occasion.

    Post # 9
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @GingerSweepea:  Oh I still went full-on with the dress 😛 Alfred Angelo Belle 206 (think big tulle ball-gown). It’s still a wedding, despite the small numbers so I didn’t really compromise on all the “normal” thing you include 🙂 

    @swisea01:  I wanted 30 or less, but in our immediate families alone we have 25… o.o And we could not imagine our wedding without our closest friends so we had to expand it. lol. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We are actually splitting ours into a small ‘party’ in one province and a small ‘reception’ in another. I don’t like the thought of not being able to socialize and talk to everybody there, so the smaller the easier to do this.

    Post # 11
    Member
    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ok, so mine feels big compared to everyone else…but I have a guest list of a little less than 150, but most of these people probably won’t be able to make it so I am expect anywhere between 50-80 guests. We are having the ceremony followed by a potluck style dinner and dancing.

    Post # 12
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re having a small wedding – 30 people – at a Bed & Breakfast. No dancing, but there will be a wine-paired four course meal. We’re also going to have i-spy games with vintage polaroid cameras, a Frank Sinatra playlist for background, and “wedding pie”. I think it’s actually better than a big wedding (at least for us) because it’s more memorable and you can have a lot more flexibility. For instance, I’m splurging on the invitations, and we’re doing mismatched vintage china. You could never do that with 150 people! (well you could, but you’d be broke after).

    I say do what makes you happy. You won’t regret it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    60 guest (small to us), followed by cocktail hour & reception. Definitely dancing, our families like to party. They’d be bored to tears without an awesome dj & a nice dance floor. Seems like people sometimes expect smaller weddings to be more low key but doesn’t have to be that way. We’re having a really elegant wedding and with only 60 we haven’t had to cut back on much. Yay for having our dream ceremony & dream reception. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I picked the big wedding only bc you listed that one as having dancing. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BeeandBeeBride27:  mmmm 4-course meal with a wine tastings sounds AMAZING.

     

    We are having a small wedding (35ish) and will be having dinner and dancing. However, we did discuss not having a traditional reception and just doing dinner and going out to a fun place afterwards. Depending on where you live you could invite people to a wine bar, piano bar, lounge, dive bar, wherever you like! I think that could help with the feeling of not having a “traditional” large affair. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @GingerSweepea:  We got married on a sailboat at sunset in January. 25 people, including us. It was intimate and lovely.

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