(Closed) Intimate Wedding – thoughts? experiences?

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Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We are also in the planning process, but doing an intimate wedding.  Originally we were planning on about 30 and looking for a restaurant, however we ended up with a list of 45 and booked a Bed and Breakfast.  I am so excited because a few of our close friends and family will be staying with us there for the wedding weekend.  We will have a small dinner out Friday night, wedding Saturday, and a post-wedding brunch Sunday.  I am still wearing my dress, we are having a ceremony on the grounds and my children are walking down the aisle in lieu of a bridal party.  We hired a photographer and are still in the process of booking some live music for the ceremony and cocktail hour.  We will still have toasts and cut the cake – basically all of the elements of a traditional wedding, even the first dance, but it will be a little lower key.

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@howsweetitis:  That ceremony space is beautiful!!!!!!  Is this in NYC or are you traveling somewhere for it?  The trees remind me of someplace south.  I also LOVE your dress!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@kellybeans14:  Thank you!! We live in NYC, but the wedding is in Florida, where I’m from. I can’t wait!! 57 days!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@howsweetitis:  Ahhh, that makes sense!  I was wondering where you found that in NYC! 😉  Congrats and best of luck!  It will be beautiful!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We aren’t married yet, but our guest list (including us and bridal party) is 29. We’re still doing all the wedding-y stuff. The dress, cake, photographer, first dance and whatnot. We made the decision for a number of reasons, firstly, we’re small group people. It’s just where we’re most comfortable, secondly I want to remember my wedding and look at my pictures and know that I was surrounded by the people that did and still do, matter most. The ones that know us and love us. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our venue – a beautiful, Victorian Town Hall – only holds 40 people. Given that this would be far too small if we included friends and family we decided that we weren’t prepared to choose one friend over another and had a family only ceremony. So we had 24 people at the ceremony and our lunch afterwards at a charming pub/restaurant. It was lovely having such an intimate wedding and our lunch was so enjoyable that it carried on until nearly 5pm. Of course, with a smaller gathering, everyone gets to spend time with everyone else and there was much laughter and fun throughout our day because of this. 

We did have a huge but informal evening do later to which about 200 people came but this did not involve formal catering or any sort of stuff like bouquet tosses or special dances. Just lots of friends and family filling an entire pub and we concluded the evening with flares and fireworks.

I’d really recommend a smaller wedding. It seemed even more meaningful to us to be surrounded by our nearest and dearest.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We had a very VERY small intimate wedding weekend at a bed and breakfast in St. Augustine. 

It was my husband, myself, and our parents. (My parents are divorced and remarried). So, 8 of us TOTAL. We splurged on photography, lodging, and that is about it. Traditional elements included cake cutting, bouquet, and photography. After the weekend celebration we went to the mountains for our honeymoon. 

We DID have a reception when we got back home that my father funded. 

They ONLY thing I would have changed was my weight. I think I would have had a gorgeous gown if I felt more confident. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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@renwoman:  We are doing Disney World Wishes for our big celebration wedding. We anticipate <60 :).

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