(Closed) Thoughts on SMALL weddings! [POLL]

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: I consider it a small wedding when there are...
    < 25 guests : (37 votes)
    21 %
    25-50 guests : (92 votes)
    51 %
    50-75 guests : (28 votes)
    16 %
    75-100 guests : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Anything less than 100 guests : (18 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
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    1206 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I wouldn’t consider 50-60 big but I also don’t think its a small wedding either. I guess I’d consider it on the smaller side of mid-size but still relatively a good size if that makes sense. 

    Post # 3
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    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Mine was super intimate with less than 15 people. All family. we absolutely loved it.

    For us, it was either pinch pennies, work extremely hard and stress about every detail of a crammed backyard wedding for 150 I didnt even want! Or splurge at  a fancy place on the beach for just family and relax. I didn’t want the huge party and tons of needless gifts, we had lived together for five years at this point and had everything we needed. I still had everything I wanted wedding wise- the cake, bouquet, centerpieces etc. I think your wedding can be anything you want. I’m glad we did it the way we did. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m  looking at about 43 and I consider it small!

    Post # 5
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We’re at 45 and that’s small me. But we have a big famil so it’d probably be around 300 if we invited everyone. Our venue is about 5 hours away though! 

    Post # 6
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    218 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m with your Mother-In-Law and think that a wedding with 50-60 people is big. Everyone has a different perspective. Even my own wedding, of 5 guests, felt a bit crowded. But I acknowledge that it was a small wedding.

    I’ve been to both large and small weddings, and I always left the smaller ones feeling like I’d been to a wedding, and not a big party like I did with the big ones.

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    Post # 7
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    1213 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had what I considered a small wedding – 44 people total. I had small budget AND my husband would have preferred to go to the Justice of the Peace, so this was the perfect compromise. I loved it. It allowed me to hug and talk to everyone at the wedding multiple times . It was so intimate and lovely. We were able to have a group photo of everyone who attended. We eat communal style, etc. as one friend texted me “it was sheer perfection.”

    This is a picture of the reception setup.

     

    Post # 8
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    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

    Im planing a very intimate small wedding. I’ve invited about 40 people, but I’m thinking some might not be able to make it, so it will probably be around 30 to 25 people. I think that’s perfect for us.

    Post # 9
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    894 posts
    Busy bee

    We are having a wedding of 50-something (40-something adults and about 10-12 teens/kids). I consider it to be small. I’ve actually never been to a wedding of less than 100 and I’ve been to quite a few weddings.

    Post # 10
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    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    CaptainSpaulding:  my wedding was similar to yours and I loved it!  I feel like small famil only weddings takes a lot of the stress away and makes it feel so special. 

    Post # 11
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    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m inviting 44 people. I consider it small, but my venue considers it traditional. I only wanted to invite close friends and family, anything more would have been too expensive/dramatic for me.

    Post # 12
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee

    34 on our guest list, 36 including us. We can’t have more than 40. I tend to think anything under 75 is by general standards considered a small wedding.

    Post # 13
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    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We were planning on 60 people at our wedding, which we considered small, but ended up with 40. It was the perfect size for our wedding. I would consider 100+ to be very large. At that point, I think there are going to be some guests that you aren’t really that close with. 

    Post # 14
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    7110 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    bell616:  I consider a small wedding to be under 40-50 people. 

    Post # 15
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    1552 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ours is around 40 and I call it ‘small…ish’. I think under 25 is intimate, under 50 is smaller, 50-75 is average, 75-100 is average to large. 100 is big to me and over 150 is just enormous- I would have to be inviting my entire workplace and their families to be making those sort of numbers. Ive never been to a wedding with over 100 guests, and I would say 40-70 is the norm here. 

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