Post # 1
I have always been that girl that dreamed of the huge wedding full of family and friends, lots of food, lots of dancing, etc. Unfortunately, since my fiance and I have decided to take the next step, we have realized that we really do not have many guests that will most likely attend. On his side is probably his mother, one or two siblings, and maybe their families. On my side, most likely only my parents, maybe grandparents, a couple coworkers/ aquaintances, and that’s about it. On top of that, the majority of our guests are the type to throw in the towel half-way into the night and go home rather than get up and dance/mingle.
I am heart-broken. Both he and I struggle to make friends easily, as we are the more quiet type when it comes to meeting new people, but once you get us talking you can’t shut us up. lol I don’t know what to do. It hurts knowing I will probably never get a bridal shower/ engagement party/ bachelorette party/ wedding I’ve always dreamed of, and because of this reason, and this reason alone, we’ve thought about eloping. But I know I would always look back on the wedding that could have been.
Is there anyone out there in Las Vegas that knows what this feels like or is going through this too? While others are struggling to limit their guest list, I am struggling to add to it.
Post # 3
Even if it’s not huge you can have a beautiful intimate wedding!! With less guests you can afford more of the things you want!!
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Post # 4
I don’t have friends either all that are on my list is family!! 🙂 :))
Post # 5
Awwww!!! I agree with previous poster – have small intimate wedding. big fancy ones overrated anyways . I’ll be your friend!
Post # 6
I’m having 80 guests. I personally only have 3 couples that are my personal friends – 12 other couples are his friends or really good family friends. The rest are family.
You make the wedding what you want no matter who attends. – I’d still be happy with 20 guests.
Post # 7
I’ll be your friend and come!! I’ll even mingle and dance!! lol
But really, with a small wedding you could have everything you’ve dreamed about, just on a small scale.
Post # 8
Fiance & I don’t have “Friends” we have each other and very few family members we hang out with.
My guest list right now has 82 people and that’s including plus one for the single people and kids. I had to literally think of people in the family I would invite because not many I am close to.
I see it like this… quanity of guest does not make a quality wedding.
As long as I have those closest to me there, I am happy!
Post # 9
I am sorry you feel this way. I am in the same boat. So far out of the 70 people invited only 10 have RSVP’d. I was beating myself up over not having everyone there but now I know that the people that mean the most to me will be there. The people who care enough to come are the people I want surrounding me anyway.
I don’t think I will have more than 30 people attending, not including my wedding party, and I have decided that is ok! I will need less food, alcohol, and center peices. I will still have a beautiful dress and my Darling Husband will still look very handsom. We don’t have many friends either, mostly by choise because friends are sooooo much maintenence.
You should still have your wedding and it will still be a beautiful, magical day!!
Post # 11
just roll with it think about how much money you will have for your pictures and dress. a quiet intimate wedding will be just as fabulus as a big one and think about it this way how much time will you have to really mingle with everyone
I went to a big wedding and let me tell you it wasnt all its craked up to be the bride looked so stressed out with all the people and later she told me she wished she had just elpoed or had a smaller wedding cause it would be much more memorable
My fiance and I on other hand do have a lot of family but we decided to keep it very small. Just siblings, parents and a few close family friends. we have a total of 30 people and that is if they all show up.
Post # 12
@theseautumneyes: Invte me, I will go to you wedding. 🙂 I am sure that whatever you choose, it will be perfect. Sometimes those huge weddings are over rated becasue they take away from the purpose of that day.
Our wedding was 100 and we didnt iinvite everyone we knew. I would have been just as happy if we would have had only 20 guests. 🙂
I have many friends but in reality, who is with me everyday and night? My husband
Who has my back in a time of need? My husband
Who is there when I am sick? My husband.
but if you need a friend, you have one here. 😉
Post # 13
Big weddings are rally over rated – trust me I’ve been to many. Your best bet is to have an intimate wedding and save the money for a beautiful honeymoon. No one ever has those anymore because they can’t afford it. Besides when you have alot of people your not paying attention to you and your new husband but worring about them.
Post # 14
Don’t feel bad. I don’t have many friends either, and they’re scattered all over the world. So I’m having a destination wedding to bring everyone to one place and most of my guests are family 40 out of the 50 guests are family members..haha!