(Closed) How many guests do you think make up a small wedding guest list?

posted 7 years ago in Guests
  • poll: How many guests make up a small (as opposed to medium or large) guest list?

    Up to 10 guests

    Up to 20 guests

    Up to 30 guests

    Up to 50 guests

    Up to 75 guests

    Up to 100 guests

    Up to 200 guests

  • Post # 2
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I’m in the US and had ~110 guests. I feel it was on the small/medium range! 

    Post # 3
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’m not australian, but i consider 100 or less to be small

    Post # 4
    1974 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’m Australian and I’d consider under 50 small. Most people I know seem to be having destination weddings at the moment 

    Post # 5
    1767 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m Aussie but come from a European background (my SO is from a European and Polynesian background) so for us anything under 200 is considered small lol. We’re hoping for 100 but will probably have to stretch it to 150 to fit in as many family and friends as possible.

    Post # 6
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Under 50 is small. We had 75 and it felt perfect for us. We had enough time to chat and hangout with everyone though I wouldn’t have minded less!

    Post # 7
    614 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I’m an Aussie! We had 30 including us and I am SO glad we didn’t have any more! It meant spending quality time with everyone and, to be honest, even 30 felt like a lot of people.  We organised our wedding to be like a big dinner party though.  We were all at the same table. So to answer you question, prior to the wedding, I thought 30 was small.  Now I would say 15 or less.

    Post # 8
    1281 posts
    Bumble bee

    We are having around 40-50 guests and I feel that is smallish. All the venues by us say average is about 80-100 for ceremony and 150 for evening (UK) and we are struggling to find venues that wont look empty with our guests in. Id say 50-150 = medium, under 50 = small, under 25= intimate. 

    Post # 9
    23 posts
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m Aussie but have been liviing in London for a while.

    I’d say under 50 is small. At most Aussie weddings I been to at the reception there is at least 10 tables or 8 or 10 people.

    Post # 10
    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would say under 50 is small…we are having 60-65 at our Destination Wedding and I consider this to be medium (we’re from the UK). 

    Under 25 would be very small/intimate, over 125 would be large

    Post # 11
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Local Resort

    I’m italian, so less than 100 is a small wedding for me.  But the reality to me would be less than 20 people.  That’s a really perfect number.

    Post # 12
    5136 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    View original reply
    minimalistbee:  i voted up to 75. However I think anything below 100 is small. 100-130 medium and anythig over that large 

    Post # 13
    755 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m Canadian. I think generally I feel under 50 is small but it seems 100-200 is average and 300 plus us large from those I talk to.

    Post # 14
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I voted less than 50 to be small. We are having around 100-110 at our wedding which I consider to be on the small end of a medium sized guest list ๐Ÿ™‚ I am an Aussie too.

    Post # 15
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Not Australian but I consider under 20 to be intimate and under 50 to be small.

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