(Closed) ideas for a small wedding…

posted 6 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have some kind of simple and fun get together with friends and family.  Use an ipod for music, get some beer and wine and a little catered food and just have fun!  Or perhaps do a justice of the peace ceremony and then go out to a restaurant.  The less stress, the better!  Good luck!

Post # 4
1749 posts
Bumble bee

@gibby12:  Take a family vaca and exchange vows on the beach.

Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How about justice of the peace, then a small intimate catered reception with dinner and dancing with your close friends and family?

Post # 6
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Still get the wedding dress, you deserve it… have a samll reception at resturant or something with some dancing, have your kids as your bridal party only. that would be fun

Post # 7
650 posts
Busy bee

I would say that because you have 3 teenage kids does not mean that you cant have a beutiful white dress. I agree with you about the huge dress I’m in my 30’s no kids yet and Im not doing that either.

maybe a dress along the line of these with no train




You could also just have close family and friends, make it a somewhat intimate affiar  but still have a lovely time.

Are your teens boys or girls? If they are girls, they might enjoy a few Do it yourself  projects with you for decorations and stuff like that.

If you are on a budget then you can have the wedding outside of the traditional dinnertime hours and just have heavy appetizers as your choice of food.

If you want to have a dinner meal because it will only be a few persons then you can consider a restaurant that would cater to a small group or even using a community hall or small venue and having food catered.


You can buy your invitations on ebay at a very reasonable price as well as favours for the guests if you so decide. Hope this helps somewhat :))


Post # 8
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


Have a small intimate wedding and instead of white you can use Ivory or Champagne.

My hubby and I celebrated 1 year of wedded bliss this month. Both in our late 30’s and   have a teenager.  Like you we always wanted a small intimate wedding and that’s exactly what we did.  We had 40 guests and had our wedding ceremony and reception in our backyard.  Food was catered/buffet style done by a friend of the family who use to be a chef at a restaurant.  We invited only immediate family and our closest friends.  I wore a strapless Ivory, mermaid lace gown with a birdcage style veil.   After the formalities I changed into a short one shoulder champagne colored dress.  For favors because it was on the “Sweetest Day”, we had square glass jars with hersey kisses.  My uncle djayed using his laptop.

I did not have any flower girls, bridesmaids etc… only a maid of honor & best man.

Also, small & intimate does not mean you cannot do something really beautiful.  It just means what you do will be on a smaller scale than those who have 100+ guests.  You can definately wear a lovely dress with either a birdcage veil, pretty hairclip or a flower in your hair.

NB: Love dress #5 posted by Nadzb

Here is a picture of what we did to the backyard


and here is a picture of our cake, small but elegant 🙂 we got it done in Ivory



Post # 9
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Renee37:  I totally agree. I’m having a small wedding budget under $2500. 

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