less people then I thought coming to the wedding.. turn out ok w/ smaller #s?

posted 4 months ago in Beehive
Post # 2
5394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Honestly 90 people is still a lot, I wouldn’t consider it a small wedding by any means.  What do you think will be less festive about the day by only having 90 guests?

My wedding was about 3 weeks ago and we had about 90, I couldn’t imagine have a single person more as it was a struggle to spend meaningful time with everyone as it was. 

Post # 3
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was worried about the same….we invited 160-170ish and had about 110 at the wedding. Honestly it was fine. We had a blast with the people who came and I didn’t even notice who didn’t come! It truly didn’t matter the day of. 

Post # 4
9159 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my wedding had 120 people, it was plenty. 100 people is perfect.

one of my favorite weddings had 50-60 people. my 2 least favorite had 300 people.

Post # 5
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

We had less than 70 people (15 kids, the rest adults) at our wedding at everyone still had a great time. We did the traditional thing with a dance floor and DJ and it was still very fun and festive! 

I’m sorry you didn’t get the turn out you were hoping for, but I’m sure your wedding will still be wonderful!

Post # 10
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We invited 128 and we will have 78 at our wedding next week. I was a little suprised by the number of people that live in our country and state and arent able to come, but we invited many people overseas that are able to attend and that came as no surprise. Overall, I’m happy with the number because I wanted a smaller wedding to begin with and we just kept adding people and I thought it was getting out of hand. Now it’s more intimate and will cost less in alcohol and food, thankfully!

Post # 11
141 posts
Blushing bee

We invited about 130, almost 100 RSVP’d yes, and 89 showed up. We lost about 10 due to illness/unforeseen circumstances. Four changed their reply before the numbers were due to the caterer, 3 changed after that but before the wedding, and 3 were no-shows on the day of.

Anyway, 89 was a great number, I even had several people tell me what a nice size for a wedding it was. I couldn’t imagine having any more than that, as it was there were many people I hardly talked to. 

Post # 12
9615 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We invited 117 and 60-65 came. It wasn’t a destination wedding (we had it where we lived) but 95% of guests were at least an 8 hour drive away so we got a lot of declines. But it was seriously so much fun.

Pictures from my reception:


Post # 13
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We invited 40 and about 20 came, but it was a kid free destination wedding. Minimum drive of 3 hours for everyone, including ourselves, and the majority of the people we invited were a flight away. It was also a short, 4 hour wedding with an after-party, so I expected numbers to be the way they were. We still had a great time with great music and great food. Everyone had a really good time and I think enjoyed the super laid-back atmosphere of the wedding.

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