(Closed) Unexpectedly small wedding…need advice!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

We are having 18 including us, we are just having dinner at a restaurant for our reception. It depends on your family and friends though, are they the type to get up and party or do they just hang back. Our families would never set foot on the dance floor so we are not bothering to even try.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yea, maybe get rid of the DJ and take a loss…bring an ipod for backup…that’s what I would do…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I agree a dj will seem out of place for only 17 people. You may want to just cut your losses and have a nice resturant reception somehwere. of those 17 people how many do you think will be dissapointed if there is no dancing?

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went to a wedding with 17 people including the bride and groom. It was in Italy and it was really nice until the bride and groom after dinner pretty much just left. Honestly bring an Ipod and let people have fun with it. We ended up line dancing without the bride and groom for hours and thought it really sucked that it was dinner and thats it for the wedding.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

We have 12 including us, and like a PP said, we are having a restaurant experience.  As a wedding gift, my mom is getting us a guitarist to play in the background at our ceremony… Maybe talk to the DJ and ask if he has smaller packages for smaller weddings so you can still get something for your 300 but it wont be a full blown DJ experience?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having a Destination Wedding invited 90 and have 28 so far. We are having a dj but we love to dance and my family are huge on dancing! We dance even at family parties at home when there is lke 8 of us lol. I would decide based on what the guests are like. If you know they would still dance I say still do it!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I went to a small destination in Hawaii last summer. There was no DJ, the bride and groom had their own mixed music on their lap top with the speaker set up, and one of thier friends acted as an MC. It worked out great, people had a great time, where was dancing, and no one noticed that a formal DJ was missing.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

If you have a group of people that likes to have fun and is not shy you could have tons of fun dancing the night away with only the 17 people. It just depends on your group, hey honestly it probably wouldn’t matter if everybody left and it was just you two dancing the night away with a personal DJ lol.  Fiance and I may end up just doing our first dance in our living room at home after dinner lol

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