(Closed) small wedding = awkward?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 16
34 posts
  • Wedding: Kauai

I hear you! We had 27 guests and I worried about it just being too small so that it’d look like we had too much pomp and circumstance for such a tiny event – especially because even with 75% of your guests on the dance floor, that can be a small awkward dance party…here are my suggestions – it worked wonderfully and everyone raved about the reception:

go with one big long table – splitting 20 something people into groups of 8 or 10 is not fun!

seat strategically, and don’t worry about the concept of a head table. Something like 1/4 of your guests might be in the wedding…who cares how they’re organized as long as everyone has fun. That being said, we did have our best man and maid of honor sit next to us with our parents across from us, and it was great. Parents definitely appreciated sitting in prime spots. 🙂

have activities! we had cornhole and giant jenga (made out of 2x4s) and it was a hit. Nobody wanted to go home.


Beyond that, know that before the festivities are over, everyone will know each other by name. How special is that? I loved that my family and his family, and all of our friends, truly got to meet each other and laugh together. With that size party, it’s so much easier to enjoy your guests. You might also allow more room in your budget for splurges like better food, since you only have to feed a small group.

All said, I would never have it any way. It was perfect.

Post # 17
8516 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

bumping 3 year old thread = awkward?

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