Post # 1
We are having a small wedding (less than 50 people). The majority of my guest list consists of older family. I hate dancing (I’m awful at it, think Elaine from Seinfeld), my Fiance is not big on it either…but given that every wedding I’ve been too has had dancing as a main event, I worry that my wedding will be dull
I guess I just need some input and feedback from other small wedding brides.
We picked a small country villa to get married at, so I am going for a vintage/rustic country kind of feel. I have hired two acoustic guitarists (both Fiance and I play and LOVE music). We do plan on doing the first dance/etc – but obviously with just acoustic guitars, there won’t be any serious rug cutting..
I also don’t plan to do games (bouquet toss/garter/etc). I’m hoping that just good food, background music and conversation will be enough? I was also hoping that we could have a fire pit and roast smores I don’t want a huge party as that is not our style, but I sure don’t want folks sitting around awkwardly waiting to leave.
Thoughts? How did your small reception turn out?
Post # 3
We had 16 people at our reception including us and just had a dinner reception with everyone in a restaurant. I was worried too but everyone had such a good time. It lasted about three and a half hours. We were able to interact with all of our guests and in between dinner, conversation, speeches/toasts, and cake, we didn’t even miss dancing or any kind of games/tosses.
ETA: Our cocktail hour was supposed to start at 6:30 but because the wedding started late started around 7. Dinner started at 7:30 and the reception ended around 10:30 if that helps anyone with timing.
Post # 4
I was worried but now I am not. My rough guest list is sitting at 60 people and I am expecting 50 to come. We will be playing music, but no dancing and no games. Just dinner and light conversation. I am hoping the whole thing will be wrapped up by 10pm or so.
Post # 5
We had less than 30 people, but no family and all friends (we don’t live near family, and so had separate events for them). We did do dancing, but we also had a ton of fun just sitting around a bonfire and talking. I wouldn’t worry as long as all the people you are inviting are people you want to spend time with (which is usually the case at a small wedding, that’s kind of the point).