(Closed) what do you consider a “big” wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: how many people were invited to your wedding?
    under 100 : (43 votes)
    14 %
    100-200 : (92 votes)
    31 %
    200-300 : (131 votes)
    44 %
    300+ : (31 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    14445 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    300+ would be big to me.  Mine was considered small at just 140.  Most weddings I’ve been to were 300-400, and one was 700 guests!

    Post # 4
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Under 75 is “small”, 76-125 is “average”, 126-200 is “big”, and 201+ gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it. I could not stand to be around that many people at a party. My social anxiety would be through the roof, even as a guest.

    Edit: We invited 35 people.

    Post # 5
    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think I consider anything over 200 to be “big.” Our guest list has approximately 170 on it right now and I’m hoping attendance is closer to 150, especially considering about 40 of the people on our list are FMIL’s friends that I’ve never even met…

    Post # 6
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012


    Post # 7
    9551 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Over 300 is probably what I consider “big”. But big absolutely does NOT equal bad. Or impersonal. If we were to invite all the tiers of people on our list we would be over 300. We’ll probably be 200-300 by the end. We also decided to do a backyard wedding, in part so we can invite who we want. Don’t stress if people think your wedding is “big”. It’s just one facet of your wedding. And you had a reason you wanted it that way. While I love the idea of an intimate ceremony with everyone holding hands on a mountain, or something, in the end the most important thing to me is sharing this important day with everyone that I love.

    Post # 8
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @lovekiss:  I agree. I want a (very) small one.

    Post # 9
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think that counts as a big wedding! We have 70 people coming and I still feel like that’s 25 too many.

    EDIT: …25 too many for me. If 300 people is what makes you happy, I’m glad you were able to invite them all!

    Post # 10
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Wow, I answered the poll wrong. Didn’t read the question, thought I was answering the thread title!

    My wedding was under 100 (barely) and my idea of a big wedding is over 300.

    Post # 11
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    319 is HUGGGGGE to me.

    We had 67 people at our wedding, not including us, and it still felt like a lot of people. You can’t even talk to 319 people over the course of your wedding day!

    Post # 12
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Getting over 150 or so. I’d say right around 100 is probably average 75-125, anything under 75 or so I’d consider small. Once you get to 200 I’d say that’s very large.

    Post # 13
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    OMG Your wedding is not considred BIG but VERY BIG in my opinion.  I’d say 150 is considered big.

    Post # 14
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    For me over 150 would be BIG.  I’m not sure we even know that many people!!

    Post # 15
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would call anything over 100 big (we are inviting 36 people) but I know I am biased because we have very small families

    Post # 16
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Over 150 would be big to me (: but I know a girl having 600 + people and she doesn’t think that’s big, so it’s definitely all relative.

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