(Closed) Small Wedding-No Dancing, Bridal Party

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it sounds lovely–at that hour of the day, I don’t think anyone expects to have wild dancing, and with a jazz trio you can’t say there’s “no entertainment”.

Post # 4
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not really having entertainment at my wedding either. I’m having a Friday wedding, early afternoon ceremony, (hopefully) no more than 50 people. I am having a very small bridal party (2 people). We’re also not having any alcohol. Future Father-In-Law was an alcoholic… I’m worried my wedding may be kind of boring.

Your wedding sounds lovely though. As Frog E said, it’s early afternoon with a jazz trio. I don’t think anyone will be expecting, or wanting, hours of dancing and fountains of liquor.


Post # 5
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I completely agree with @Frog E.:. I think your wedding sounds great!

And not having a wedding party is totally your decision, no matter if it’s a big wedding or a small one. I think it’s such a personal choice, so you and your Fiance should do what’s going to make you both happy in that respect.

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m having a small wedding as well.  40ppl on a Thursday.  We are having a wedding dinner instead of a reception.  I originally wanted a food truck and a taco lady but it cost more than my restaurant dinner.  Because its intimate, my husband and I get to spend time w/ our family and friends doing what we love: socializing and eating.(Drinking for me cause I will finally get to have wine.)  Afterwards, I’m expecting for a few of my friends to go do lil bar hopping and yes, I’m wearing my dress:)

By The Way, my family tends to celebrate this way.  The only major event we did differently was my brother’s wedding and he told me to don’t do what he did.  And I have to agree cause I was part wedding coordinator, mediator, worker, money holder, and food getter.  Never again so my sisters(3) better have it together cause I want to attend not direct.

Enjoy your day.  It will be great.

Post # 7
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am having a smaller Sunday afternoon wedding. I do actually have a bridal party, but that is all a matter of preference. We are not having alcohol either. There are a few things im not doing like throwing the bouquet. Do what you want!!

Post # 8
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yep, for that hour of the day, sounds fun (and I don’t like weddings.  They usually remind me of my family’s funerals, because they are equally festive.)

Post # 9
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that sounds great. And if thats not your vision for the wedding you dont have to do it. 

Post # 10
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@missmuggins: I am doing something similar … 60 people, no bridal party or groomsmen … but we are having a DJ spin 60’s soul …

Yours sound so much fun and it already seems that you may have some bee crashers!

Post # 11
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wish I was having a wedding like this!   it will be great and jazz trio?  that is entertaining!

Post # 12
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think your wedding sounds lovely!

Post # 13
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Seems like it suits the type of wedding your having, very intimate. I would want a little dancing. Not necessarily crazy, wild club dancing. But something. Def dont think the bridal party is a big deal. Im sure it’ll be wonderful!

Post # 14
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a small wedding–only a dozen guests–and had our reception in the private dining room of a restaurant.  We didn’t even have background music.  However, the smaller your wedding is, the more likely that the guests know each other and will want to spend the time socializing and catching up.  That was certainly true for us.  The reception (a luncheon) started at 2:00 PM, and we had to basically kick people out to get them to leave by 5:00.

Post # 15
11377 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I also had a small wedding with no dancing and a bridal party of 5. one maid of honor, one brides maid, one best man & two flower girls. No dancing because its not allowed in our church, and around 20 or so people involving family only was invited. We wanted a small intimate wedding… There was no drinking either. Just my husband and I with our family, eating food and drinking soda! We also had sparkling cider. It was what we wanted and was special that way to us. It sounds like you will have a lovely wedding and the jazz sounds quite devine!!! 🙂 Congrats to you both!

Post # 16
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ours will be very tiny & family only. We’ll have a candlelit evening outdoor dinner poolside from our venue’s restaurant for the reception- there will be some background music & drinking, but no dancing/live music/ bridal party (+ a ton of the other usual stuff). We wanted something very intimate and meaningful where we could spend time with EVERYONE all night. Cutting out the fuss & having a small wedding allowed us to do that.

I think your wedding sounds very nice & fun too, no worries Laughing

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