Post # 16
We’re inviting 44 people and couldn’t be happier. We wanted more of an intimate wedding with immediate family and close friends. Also, because of this we’re able to provide a much nicer meal for our guests and really pull all the stops in order to really wow our guests.
Post # 17
My brother had 28 at his destination and a number of us were on the dance floor the whole time!
Post # 18
Your wedding is going to be fantastic especially if its small. You dont have to worry about making your rounds to all those people you barely know, you can dance your face off with the people you are close to, and most importantly you will be saving money and time. You are going to have a blast at your wedding. you dont need a ton of people to have a good party!!
Post # 19
the last wedding i went to? there were 20 people, including the bride and groom. it was amazing.
don’t worry. i’m sure it’ll be wonderful, no matter how many people are there.
Post # 20
We had 50 or so at the ceremony, and 35 or so in the evening. It was phenomenal. Here’s the recap with lots of pics:
Duncan's Wedding Recap (Lots of Pics)
Post # 21
My wedding will be less than 40 people. If people decline, then we are going to have one hell of a meal, because I still have to spend the same amount of $$ either way.
Post # 22
is right. This took us from three drinks /person, and the rest a cash bar, to an open bar.
Post # 23
- Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate
Dont forget that most ppl send in RSVP towards the deadline..also some just plain forget! So you’ll probably get more ppl than you realize. Either way have fun and enjoy your big day!
Post # 24
Don’t let that get the best of you! Weddings are one of those events that success/fun is determined by quality rather than quantity. Im sure the people who will be in attendance to celebrate your wedding will make your special day most enjoyable/memorable. I, too, will have a small attendance wedding. We will send out about seventy five (75) invites, but we are only expecting about 40-50 to attend. Fiance ‘n I are truly fine with those numbers.
Post # 25
We had 51 at ours and it was nice to look out at everybody eating and think I value everyone who is here. Like tksjewelry:
has said I too prefer smaller weddings. It’ll be fabulous, don’t worry.
Post # 26
We had about 35 people at our Destination wedding. it’s was a blast!! We even took the party to the beach bar afterwards. we didn’t get back to our room until the wee hours of the morning. So yes, you will have fun!
Post # 27
Yes, it can be, and it will be fun to save all of that money. Mine was about 50; we wanted it that way.
That said, you may have to do things a little differently than with a big wedding. It can be harder to get the party atmosphere and the dancing. DJ could overwhelm the event, or might not even be needed. A friend could serve as emcee.
Plan some activities. We had all the married folk come up to the dance floor and line up according to how long married. Then my friend with microphone went around and asked for advice from each for the new couple.
Do some research on “intimate” weddings and consider this an opportunity. At the large weddings, how many people would you be paying for that you don’t care about anyone. It is not a status symbol or a race.
Post # 28
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
Bigger doesn’t mean better… All it means is bigger. To me, the best parties, especially wedding receptions, are the smaller ones. I’ve been to huge weddings, and never got a chance to talk to the bride and groom. I felt like they probably didn’t even know we were there, which really made it less fun.
Of course, everyone has their own vision of the perfect reception and what will make it fun. The truth is, though, no matter what size it is, you’ll have fun and it will be over faster than you can imagine.