(Closed) Size Matters: Guest List Edition

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think my ceremony was small (30 people) and anything up to 50 would be small. We had 90 people at the reception, and while it seemed small and intimate at the time, I still think that’s kind of big.

Post # 4
68 posts
Worker bee

My wedding is the same size- around 55 people. I’d call it a smallish wedding, too. I think it just depends on what your guestlist COULD be vs. who you’re actually inviting. Our extended, no-boundries guestlis is about 175.

Post # 5
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I made a post about this (complete with poll) awhile back so it might interest you: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-do-you-consider-a-large-wedding

Personally, here’s how I’d break it down.

I think anything under 100 people is small.
I’d say that 100 to about 200 is medium.
Once you’re over 200 your wedding is starting to get pretty big.
Over 275 or so and you’re getting huge in my mind.

Post # 6
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i call my 100-125 wedding “fairly small”

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

In my mind small is under 50, small(ish) is under 100, “normal” is 100-200, and big is over 200. We’re having about 75 people and I definitely feel our wedding is smaller than most i’ve been to, but I”m super excited about that!

Post # 8
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I called my 37 person (including us and the pastor) wedding ceremony small and intimate.  My reception was 76 people and that I would consider small to medium sized.

Post # 9
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with @Mrs.KMM:

But I think there is a small which is 50-100 guests and then there’s very small/ intimate which is under 50.

Post # 10
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think my 120 person wedding is smallish. But that is because I am comparing it to my FSIL’s 300 person wedding.

Post # 11
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

For me under 100 guests is small.  I so wish I were there!

Post # 12
1124 posts
Bumble bee

I can’t even imagine 300 ppl! I would have prefered closer to 150 for ours, but I think we’ll end up in the 60 range, which I think is small.

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