(Closed) Very small weddings – less than 50 people anyone?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are probably going to end up with a 20-25 person wedding. I haven’t come up with too much yet but I do want to make it very personal for all my guests. I think we are going to do tea as favours and book a private room at a local resturant for everyone.

Post # 4
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

Fi and I are having a Destination Wedding so we are prob going to end up with 20-40 people. I plan on doing welcome boxes for everyone.. We are going to put our fav drinks (sodas,teas,coffees, etc) in there.. as a drink theme. 

Post # 5
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are desperately trying to stay under 50 so we don’t have to hire an additional coordinator (venue stipulation). Since we are professional adults and are paying ourselves we weren’t forced to invite our parents friends and have kept the and guests at a minimum. I think we are sitting at 28 coming with 24 cruising. We only invited five friends total.

Post # 6
5421 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I put a cap on the guest list at 40 but I’m desperately hoping for less to come.  Were having a Destination Wedding.  I havn’t come up with any unique ideas yet.  We are getting welcome bags personalized and full of goodies for everyone.  We will be having dinner afterward in a restauran’ts private room.  Planning is still in motion.

Post # 7
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re doing a wedding on the opposite coast from all of our family and friends so ours is going to come in around the 35 mark I think. We haven’t really done anything super personalized as of yet.

Post # 8
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are opting for 50-60 guest..I dont think that I would want to do more than that..EVER. Im just a private person who doesnt like too much attention and I would just feel akward and weird with too many folks. A private affair is great! LOL Im just having a hard time with most venues who are demading at least 100 guest OR charging crazy additional fees for less than 100. We will make it work though and so will you! Good Luck! =)

Post # 9
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are at 19 guests, so 21 including us. FI’s father and stepmom haven’t returned the RSVP yet, but we are assuming that they aren’t coming, and honestly, I’d like to keep the number where it is! We are having the wedding at a fancy hotel here in Portland!

Post # 10
11372 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We had around 20 people. Like you my husband had more family than I did there. lol

Anyways, IDK what we really did to make it very personalized. My mother in law made alot of home made stuff for everyone. Like chocolate covered peanut butter balls, chocolate covered pretzels. Our favors which included hand made suckers (we bought them though.) & A holiday card for each guest. (We got married in December.) We also got married in my husbands family church, which meant alot. 🙂 We held the reception there also. 

Post # 11
1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i envy you all i would love a small wedding but it’s impossible even just inviting parents and siblings and wedding party is 70 people that without the aunties and uncles and cousins we are really close too 


Post # 13
132 posts
Blushing bee

I wanted a small wedding:  immediate family and close friends only, around 30 people total, including me and fiance. 

However, we still aren’t having a huge wedding.  We are inviting 80 and not all of those will show.  It’s still bigger than I wanted though. 

I wouldn’t think too many personal touches would be required at a smaller wedding.  Just by virtue of it being small, it is more personal.  You actually have time to spend with all your guests.  I would say make it as relaxing for yourself as possible so you can really enjoy the day without running around and worrying about a million different things. 

Post # 14
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wait, now you have a FI? I thought you weren’t even dating someone??

Anyway, we tried to have a smaller wedding, but we ended up with just over 80 people, which worked out really well for us, and fit our venue perfectly. We were able to do a better dinner selection because of it

Post # 15
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our final attendance count was 54, including ourselves. We invited 75, but it was very short notice, and a lot of those who weren’t able to come because they lived across the country. 

I thought it was the perfect number for us. Everyone that was there was a close friend or family member, and we were able to spend time with everyone, and feed them a really great meal. 

Post # 16
1543 posts
Bumble bee

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@MrsSl82be:  Wait, now you have a FI? I thought you weren’t even dating someone??  My thoughts exactly. I has a confused.

On the OP, we’ve discussed it and agreed to just close family, which will equal to just about 30 people, including us.

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