(Closed) What do you think an intimate wedding???

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5972 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

It sounds lovely to me.  There is a whole website dedicated to intimate weddings!  I think it’s called intimateweddings.com.

Post # 4
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’ve never done this or attended one, but I’d think it would turn out fine.  I think people are ‘entertained; by conversation and being together.  If your family/friends need more of a program, you could plan to have some toasts, or have people share memories of the two of you, etc.

It won’t be ‘lame’ because you are celebrating the event of your marriage – that’s what makes it more special than just a meal together.

You might want to think if there are any elements in a traditional wedding that are important to you (or that you’d be sad if you didn’t have) and try to incorporate them in some way.

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i think it’s a great idea!! why don’t you provide your guest some games they can play while they’re sitting or waiting for food (‘gameboards’, i think), like puzzles–with wedding related words–, scrabble, chess…

Post # 7
1149 posts
Bumble bee

That is probably what I’d end up doing if I were engaged.  I’d love the big wedding but unless I meet, fall in love with and get engaged to a wealthy man  Wink  my reality is much more along the lines of what you’re describing. 

It sounds lovely to me!

As for entertainment, if you find a venue that’s a nice restaurant and club, you can take your dancing feet upstairs to boogie on down after dinner!

I say if that’s what you want, DO IT!  Smile

Post # 8
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

sounds nice and intimate


I’m thesame I was worried a big party would affect the party atmosphere

I was originally going to have 50 guests

now its 59; I invitd some of my closest friends and family, so even if its not super huge I know I will have a  greta time and can spend quality time with people who I care about the most

Post # 9
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a small wedding. We had 32 guests, including a few kids. It was really laid back — people just caught up with each other, chatted, my family met his family (like aunts and uncles, our parents had met once before). We spent time talking with everyone who came. We also had a trivia sheet that we went over with everyone, one side (maybe 6 questions) about us and the other side about our location. It was really fun, nothing was forced or expected.

Post # 10
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think that it’s really about what YOU are happy with.  An intimate wedding works for those brides that are ok with that.  For brides that would miss not being able to invite Aunt Jo, then maybe an intimate wedding isn’t a great idea.

I see pros and cons of both, as my first was an intimate affair and this one is a larger wedding…

Think about what you really want, what would make you most happy and go for it!

Post # 11
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Personally, these are the best weddings I’ve ever attended. They are so romantic & you actually get to spend time with the bride and groom. The only time, as a guest, that I’ve talked to the bride & groom long enough to say more than “Congrats!” or “You look beautiful” were at functions with less than 60 people!

I love intimate weddings. Only the most important people are in the room with you & everyone is genuinely thrilled to be there!

Post # 12
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re doing the same thing, just with four guests instead of 30 🙂

Post # 13
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I personally love weddings of under 100 people. I believe you get a better sense of who the couple is.

Post # 15
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I love the idea personally. We’re doing something similar. We have a big event{three days long!} with a small guest list of our nearest and dearest. We wouldn’t have it any other way!

Post # 16
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are having an intimate wedding – invited 49; expecting 30-35. It’s a semi-destination and still doing an elegant recetion, just skipping a lot of the traditional “hoop-la”. I’m so excited to actually spend quality time with the people that matter most to us.

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