Post # 1
I have this recurring dream that all our guests leave right after dinner and I can here them grumble about how boring the wedding is.
We cancelled our original wedding several months ago and after going back and forth about what we want we finally found a venue. It’s a hotel with a really great ball room that has the divider walls to make the rooms smaller. Were dividing the large room into two. The smaller one for the ceremony and the larger one for the reception.
Were inviting 60 guests total. I have never been to such a small wedding before. I’ve always been to weddings with 100+ guests, and I’m worried the fun factor wont be there. With more guests I find the party really gets fun and more people dancing etc.
Any other small wedding bee’s have the same concerns? Or different concerns with your small wedding?
Post # 3
@Future_Ms.Bostonceltics: Our reception is a bit larger, but i still have the same concern! Just like any party we host, we genuinely want our guests to have a good time and enjoy the reception.
I am half-way through this book
The Best Wedding Reception Ever! Your Guide to Creating an Unforgettably Fun Celebration and it’s given me some good ideas on how to structure the reception to reflect us, and make it fun for our guests. We can’t afford everything suggested, but at least I have some ideas we can make our own.
Post # 4
We had 65 guests, and while we weren’t a formal, sit-down affair, our guests all genuinely seemed to have a great time and stayed until the very end! I think the key to our day was being pretty unstructured, encouraging mingling by not assigning seats, and keeping the music upbeat.
Post # 5
@OldMrsMcDonald: Would you mind sharing your timeline?
Post # 6
@SeaSalt: Sure… here’s the full day.
Time Person Activity
7am Erin Wake up
705am Erin Shower
730am Erin & maids Hair & makeup begin
1030am Rachel Photographer arrives
1030am All (E, J, maids & men) Photos – E, J, maids, men and families
1130am All Hair/makeup touchup
1145am Guests Arrive and seating
12pm All Wedding party lines up
12pm Jeremy & officiant Entrance
12pm Mothers Seating
1205pm Maids & Men Processional start
1210pm Erin & Dad Entrance
1215pm All Ceremony begins
1235pm All Ceremony ends
1245pm All Guests enter reception
1245m Erin & Jeremy Couple time for food and drink
105pm Erin & Jeremy Grand Entrance
110pm Erin & Jeremy First Dance
120pm Erin & Dad Father/Daughter Dance
145pm JR Best Man Toast
150pm Meena Maid of Honor Toast
2pm All Dancing
215pm All Cake Cutting
230pm Erin & Jeremy Toast
245pm Erin & Jeremy Leave
3pm All Reception end
3pm Erin & Jeremy Photos in city
4pm Erin & Jeremy Photos end, return to hotel
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Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
My aunt was married a few years ago and there were about 65 guests. Hands down the most fun parties/weddings I’ve ever been to! We all had a blast and danced ALL NIGHT… As long as the bride and groom are happy, excited and having a good time your guests will pick up on that vibe and follow suit! 🙂
Post # 9
I think that if you have less guests then you will have a more intimate feel. my dad got remarried last year and had 50 guests and it went on til 3am!