Small group of friends + big family = …party?

posted 1 year ago in Guests
Post # 2
9475 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My wedding was similar. We had about 65 guests. A handful (about 10ish were friends) the rest was family. I had the same worries you did but it was so much fun! 

Pictures from our reception:

Post # 4
2688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

This sounds just like my wedding bee! 65 guests, largely family and also some family friends (my parents age). We had probably about 20 friend guests our age. And everyone had a blast, some of our 50-60 something guests were the ones who were tearing up the dance floor. Only the 20-something guests stayed until the end, but seeing as that was 1am on a Sunday night, I was still very happy with how our reception turned out. 

Post # 5
753 posts
Busy bee

The best weddings I’ve been to have probably been in the 50-70 people range. Enough people to rally a good party but not so many that the bride and groom didn’t feel like they had enough time to connect with all the guests. 

Post # 6
2855 posts
Sugar bee

Totally like our wedding as well! My husband and I both come from huuuge families and have relatively fairly small groups of friends. Our wedding was about 150 people and was probably at least 70% family and we had a ridiculous dance party that went until 5am.

You only reeeally need 20 or so people for a solid dance floor (even fewer later on in the night), and if your family is fun as well there’s definitely no reason to think it won’t be a party. Just work on some kickass playlists that appeal to a wide range of ages.

Post # 7
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

we had a back yard wedding it was about 40-50 of yur closest family and friend, we told everyone on a monday we were getting married that friday. super last minute too

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