(Closed) Is it even possible to have a (FUN) wedding reception with 5 people?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Honestly, why keep the Caribbean villa venue if no one can come and the people who can are complaining? If you really want a larger crowd and a party, I’d change the venue to a place that can meet those expectations.

Post # 4
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@HeyKaraoke:  +1

If they’re gonna be miserable, I’d change it again

Post # 5
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@lucyduck:  Agreed. Don’t try to force something. If people are complaining about being a part of your wedding, just elope or do your small ceremony where they are and then leave them behind so you can enjoy your time together in the caribbean. I’m afraid if you try to go forth with this villa plan you will be disappointed.

Post # 6
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lucyduck:  +1. Have the wedding at a place where your friends will be able to attend, or just elope. Why waste money renting a villa when the people who are there are complaining?

Post # 7
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second what everyone else is saying! Why go through with this plan when you’re not happy, your family aren’t happy, and your friends (probably) aren’t happy that they can’t make it? Sure, it might be fun to get married there in a very intimate ceremony, if that’s your style – some people love that kind of thing. You, on the other hand, sound like you want more people around you to celebrate, so do it!

Failing that, maybe have the small wedding in the Carribean combined with a holiday/honeymoon, then have a proper reception a few weeks later with all your friends and family.

Post # 8
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Why don’t you do a sweet and simple courthouse ceremony with your closest friends and family, then use that Caribbean villa for your honeymoon with your new husband! Sounds perfect to me!

Post # 9
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Can you do something else and cancel the villa? 

Sound like no one is really keen on the idea.  

Post # 10
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


Great idea.I was thinking the same thing.

Post # 11
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m just throwing this out there


I was on Destination Wedding with my niece, and HER GAMA was using a walker, this was like 1 of 10 weddings on the beach in Jamaica  that day…. so the place was CRAZY … GAMA was out there on the dance floor with the walker.  It’s what you make it.  Go to dinner out afterwards … and people will want to celebrate with you all!!!

Post # 12
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I don’t understand at all.  If no one wants the wedding to be like this than why are you guys having it this way?

Post # 13
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

5 people is absolutely enough for a great party…, if it’s the right 5 people. “Grandma” usually doesn’t make that cut…she may be fantastic, but life of a party she normally ain’t. I don’t suggest dancing and drinks, or a pool party. I suggest taking in a show. Theater, music… something like that. A sedate family-friendly activity.

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