Show me your small weddings!

posted 5 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1750 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It doesn’t get much smaller than just us!

We decided to elop to Jamaica, and while we had it just us, others at this location have had larger groups up to about 30 or so – Couples Swept Away is the all-inclusive that handled our planning, wedding, and where we were for our honeymoon.

Here are our photos 🙂

Posted by Angela Bingham on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Post # 3
2710 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We had about 50 guests in a beautiful place with a super simple ceremony followed by dinner at our favorite restaurant… it was so chill and fun and perfect for us! 


Here is a thread with about a million photos if you want to check it out…


not sure why that link is loading weird…sorry. 

Post # 5
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

desertgypsy :  Your photos are amazing and everyone can see how happy you and your guests all are! The red just pops! It’s so stunning!

Also, I can’t believe I saw you once refer to yourself as an overweight middle aged lady in a previous thread (about hating wedding photos) – you are absolutely gorgeous and your wedding was gorgeous 😀


Post # 7
2710 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

kendralynn86 :  It was a piece of private property surrounded by the National Park.  It has remained private because it was homestead land.  We knew we wanted that to be our location from before we got engaged.  We asked the landowner, he said as long as we cleaned up after ourselves we could use it.  So it was free, we just made sure we had it back to the way it was before we got there.  We brought in chairs, tables, a porta-potty, and fire pits. Then went back up the next day and loaded everything back up and made sure there wasn’t any trash or anything. 

theotherbride :  I see all the beauty and I’m like and then I see my chin and I’m like  


Post # 9
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

desertgypsy :  Oh stahhhp! Your photo is jaw dropping! And you look so gorgeous! I guarantee you not a single one of us even noticed anything amiss about your chin in that photo. Mostly because you’re obviously imagining it but also because we’re too busy focusing on the evident joy and beauty of everything about your day.

Post # 10
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

 We’re not married yet but this is our venue and we’re having 22-30 people 

Post # 11
2511 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We had 30 guests a the Catalina Island Country Club. There was a small private courtyard perfect for our group. 


Post # 12
4992 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

kendralynn86 :  Small wedding in the mountains?  I’ve got you covered!  We invited 68 people, got 34 due to the distance.  We got married in Moab with our ceremony in the desert (state land, free) and our reception(s) in the mountains 10 miles away at a ‘ranch’ that was very easily rented – the lodge used to be a small restaurant for guests, so we had a great fridge, kitchen and grill.  The venue cost 10 bucks a head, we used terrible tables that were already present and covered them with tablecloths from Dollar General.  We did rent chairs but they sent us the wrong ones, so since they all looked crappy we stuck with the ones that were already present at the lodge.  My sister wrapped Christmas lights on the porch beams, the moms and I decorated with flowers from the grocery store and around the lodge.  Our dog tagged along for the reception but not the ceremony (totally didn’t trust him not to roll in something dead and jump on us).  My husband grilled the wedding meal (tri-tip) and I cooked up the rehearsal dinner (taco salad bar) to which all guests were invited.

To make it more special, my FIL ‘officiated’ our ceremony (we did the legal deal a couple of days sooner but it was so special to have him really marry us).   I never did do a recap thread, so here’s a series of pics.


Groom (#4) and his brothers, who don’t like being online – 2 were in the official wedding party, 1 walked my mom down the aisle (husband walked his), the other 2 drove guests in the ATVs so ushers, I guess?  As you can see, we got super fancy.


Me with the bridesmaid/MOH – my best friend of 26 years or so and my sister


The venue… damn those chairs.  And damn the rain for making us all look a bit junky, though we went on a gorgeous day for our anniversary and it was hot and full of biting insects so I guess we were better off.


view at the ranch

cooking up dinner


reception venue pre-rain and pre-eating

We launched a rocket the next day – I think it’s going to be a new family tradition for the in-laws.  My husband was the first of them to marry.

Oh yeah, then there’s us 


Post # 13
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

Our wedding will be at a beach-side restaurant with 50-60 guests in exactly 2 months! 



Post # 14
6940 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our wedding was a little larger (60) but it was smallest wedding in our circle. And we had it in the mountain in Colorado. We did choose an actual venue because I felt like it made logistics easier and planning a lot less stressful.

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