Post # 1
So the past two years I’ve gone to several weddings and every bride keeps telling me the same thing, i wish it would of been smaller. The weddings average from 100-250.
I’m planning my wedding around 50 people, is that not common? I want it to be intimate and with us pushing the date further out, it gives us time to pick who we find is more important in our lives to attend. I’ve mentioned the idea to several friends and they act like its the strangest thing they have heard.
Is anyone else having a small wedding?
Post # 3
We’re having 35 guests at our wedding, but we’re having a Destination Wedding wedding. Honestly, if it wasn’t we’d only have around 50 though. We never wanted anything huge.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
We are going to have about 40 people at our wedding and we couldn’t be happier! We will be able to treat our guests like kings 😀
Post # 6
We’re planning on 23 guests.
Post # 7
We had only a dozen guests at our wedding. Even at our at-home reception a few days later, we had only 60. I never saw the point of inviting everyone I’d ever met.
Post # 8
We are having 50 and really it is the perfect number. We originally thought our venue fit 60, but found out that it was only if we did not want a dance floor. Cutting it down to 50 was not that difficult at all and I am really happy with who ended up being invited. I would not want more even if I could fit them all. Well maybe like 5 more but that is it.
Post # 9
My husband & I had a small wedding. 20 some people being family only. We loved it just the way it was & wouldn’t change a thing! We wanted it to be intimate. Having alot of people there we would have been uncomfortable, its just not us.
Post # 10
We are aiming for 60 (including ourselves and my maid of honour and his best lady)… so the reception will consist of the 4 of us at the head table and 8 round tables with 7 guests per table.
Post # 11
@Ms.BlueEyes: i love the idea of a smaller wedding. We are having a destination wedding because if we had it local I would be pressured to invite everyone. We are having around 50 people and I love the idea that everyone there I care about so much. Plus it’s nice on the ol checkbook ;).
Post # 12
I’m so excited that we just changed our plan from a 100 person wedding in June to a 50 person wedding this February! The stress just melted away and I absolutely can’t wait (wheras before I was dreading it and bogged down with planning stress). Now we just have to invite our family and best friends….and the cost has been cut down a ton! It will be so nice to be able to spend time with everyone and the room we’re booking is MUCH smaller and more intimate. 🙂
Post # 13
We purposely booked a room that will only hold a max of 50 people so even if more people wanted to come, they couldnt. I think that we will probably end up with around 45 🙂
Fiance and I are not close to our extended family and we have a pretty close knit group of friends so we didnt have a huge amount of people to invite anyway. Plus, by cutting the wedding in half, we will be able to afford a Eurotrip! Even better!
Post # 14
We are having a 40 ppl wedding. I wanted to have a smaller wedding but I have 5 siblings and I am the youngest so they all have their SO’s. I have heard from everyone that they wished they would have had a smaller wedding so they could be able to enojy their guest more. Plus there would be less stress and be able to spend more money on your guest.
Post # 15
@Ms.BlueEyes: Well, we will be inviting over 150 people, but I think maybe 50 of them will actually show. Fiance’s family doesn’t like me because I am stealing away their son so the rest of his family doesn’t like me. So I figure it will be my family and his parents, maybe grandparents, but thats it. *Score*
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We invited 35 people, and 30 attended. It was the perfect size wedding weekend for us. I had real conversations with every single guest, and didn’t feel rushed. And because our guest list was so small, we were able to spoil our guests, both with the food and alcohol that were served, and with lots of very personal details. Mr. LK and I were thrilled with our small wedding.