Post # 1
23 of whom I’ve never met or include FH’s family.
Any ideas on how to still make it fun? How do we get people up and moving with so few guests that may or may not know each other?
To those bees who’ve had small weddings, what would you recommend and what would you not recommend as far as ceremony/receptions go?
Post # 3
My wedding had just 65 and my daughter’s was 85, so we didn’t HAVE to do anything special to make it fun. People chat and catch up, and have plenty of good food and drinks and a wide variety of music. People will make their own good time. I’m sure of it!
Post # 4
As someone who’s having a larger wedding, I think a smaller one would be better 🙂 Gives you the opportunity to spend more time with each guest, introduce those who don’t know each other. I’ve attended small weddings and really loved them because everyone is so happy to be there for the bride and groom, and I think it just makes people in more of a mood to talk to each other, have fun, etc.
Post # 5
Will you have a DJ? If so there are tons of ice breakers that are great for these types of things: Having games in between courses where people are grouped by table (and have the tables mixed). Depending on the type of wedding it is (formal vs more casual) you can get those “Hi, my name is” stickers and have people write their relationships to you and your Fiance. Entertainment will really be the deciding factor on how successful the party will be.
If you don’t mind me asking, where are all these strangers coming from?
Post # 6
We had about 40 to 50 people at our wedding and it was a blast. The dancers danced (my brother dj’d) and the chatters chatted. Everyone ate and had a good time.
Post # 7
@SimplyChic11: i had the small end of the ratio too and kept panicking – wondering why i was putting in all of this work for people i didn’t even know. my advice is to stick by your husband, make the rounds a lot and have fun! some advice we received was that if guests see the hosts having fun and dancing and all that jazz (that means mom & dad too!) then they will. it worked for us!