Post # 1
We are planning a Destination Wedding and only having 25 people (basically our immideate family and closest friends + partners)
I’m worried that the wedding is too small, and the 25 guests who are going to come from Australia to Thailand wont have as much fun as if we were to have a larger wedding with say 50 people.
Can anyone tell me some pep-me-up stories about their small wedding and how much fun everyone had and how it’s a great decision we’ve made to have a destination wedding with only a small amount of people?
Post # 3
@JMPacker: You’re very sweet to be worried about your guests. However, destination weddings are like a vacation. Yes, they have wedding obligations but then they have the rest of the week to themselves. Maybe you can plan some fun excursions and make sure it is a trip to remember.
Ultimately, you need to do what’s best for you and your Fiance. We have also opted to go this route and not everyone was happy about it. However, we are footing the bill on our own and it’s what we want to do…So we are.
Post # 4
How about having a bigger party when you get back with everyone? That’s what I’m doing. I just returned from my wedding on Monday, and my party is on Sunday. We’re having about 60 guests.
Otherwise, I think you should remember that your wedding is about YOU and your HUSBAND! I know you get caught up worrying about what other people will think/feel, but this is your special day, and it should be exactly the way you want it! 🙂
Post # 5
The most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to only had 12 people there, everybody had a blast.
Plus, remember, your guests will be on vacation! It doesn’t matter how many people are there to have fun on vacation!
Post # 6
We are having a Destination Wedding with about 70 and I’m having the same worries.
My Mom’s advice is that no one will come all that way if they aren’t the type of person who can have fun on vacation. Another way she put it was “If you can’t have fun in Mexico (or whatever fabulous location you chose), there is something wrong with you” 🙂
All your guests can likely have a fun vacation with just their partners, and now they have the added bonus of your wedding group. Plus you (presumably) didn’t force anyone to go. If they’d be miserable they probably declined the invitation.