(Closed) Roll call of “50 and Less” Brides!

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I’m with ya! We just tallied up our total guest count this morning and we are at 49 and holding. Woohoo! We are having an intimate garden wedding followed by a reception at the same historic home. We were able to splurge on flowers and food because our guest list is so small.  We are trying to keep it casual with an acoustic singer for the reception and a buffet dinner rather than a sit down meal. As a bonus, since our guest list is so small everyone will also be invited to a BBQ the night before the wedding. I’m hoping everyone will get to know each other and the wedding night will be a relaxed atmosphere.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

We’re not under 50, but our goal was 60 and our offical count is 61!! Just like you guys we wanted something small and intimate. Hopefully it will all go off without a hitch!! I’ll let ya know after this weekend!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

ours was somewhere between 50-60 guests and it was perfect.  Already you spend all night saying hello to everyone and i just can’t imagine fluttering between 100+ people.  

I was able to really enjoy our reception and our guests! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

me too I only wanted 50 but somehow my list has climbed to 68—hope not everyone shows up 😛

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We are at 38 definite and may hit about 44 max! I’m so very happy about that, even though initially I wanted even less. T-minus 4 days and counting and I hope it’s every bit the intimate fun time I’ve been dreaming about!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

our original count was about 60 but i think that’s ballooned to 75. everyone we tell says its a perfect size!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I long for a small and intimate wedding. We’re going to be falling somewhere around 150-160.. we both have huge extended families and excluding anyone in that group would’ve equalled very hurt feelings. But if it would’ve been possible, I would’ve loved to cut our guest list in half!!

I’m just curious if any of you come from small enough families that you’re able to include everyone in that count. If you lucked out having two parents that were only children, for example, I could see that working out. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@MissEdamame we had to invite immediate family only to get to our number of 50. I am one of 5 kids so just my immediate family is 21 people. I just explained to my aunts,uncles, and cousins, that we wanted a very simple ceremony and they were all very undertanding. I understand how in some familys hurt feelings could arise but that was not the case for me.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re hoping to have right around 50 people too!  We’re having a desintation/vacation wedding, so its nice to have such a small number of people so we can really spend time with everyone.  We’ve got all kinds of events planned for the weekend and are planning on spoiling our 50 guests! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would have been happy with a small wedding, but Mr. Bunny wanted to invite the world to share our joy. I’ve resigned myself to it and will definitely have a blast, but I’m still a little jealous of you girls with "intimate" weddings!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We set out max at 75 but secretly hoped for around 50.  Currently we are at 60 (2 weeks out) so I’m pretty happy with that size.  I started thinking of our wedding as a glorified back yard bbq and who would we invite to something of that nature and the list worked itself out.  I’ll let you know in 18 days if it all goes as smoothly as I’m hoping 🙂  However, in order to exclude distant cousins, etc. we finally agreed to let my parents host a church reception in my hometown later in July….for around 175 people.

Post # 15
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

*waves*

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re inviting about 68 and expecting somewhere around 40, since a lot of them are out of town. The less the better as we’re both pretty shy people.

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