Post # 1
Fiance and I are having about 55 people total at our wedding. We consider this small-ish. I always think of a truly small wedding hovering somewhere around 20-30 people or less.
But I’ve also seen several bees refer to their ~100 guest weddings as small-ish.
And then there’s Future Mother-In-Law, who thinks that her 300 person wedding was small. Granted, she’s Italian, but that still tickles me.
I’m super interested to hear more views on this. So how about it, bees? What’s your idea of a small wedding? Or your idea of a large wedding, for that matter?
Post # 3
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
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
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
i call my 100-125 wedding “fairly small”
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
For me under 100 guests is small. I so wish I were there!
Post # 12
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.