(Closed) Will you have more friends or relatives at your wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Will you have more friends or relatives at your wedding?
    Family/relatives : (72 votes)
    67 %
    Friends : (24 votes)
    22 %
    It's about equal : (11 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    It’s about 60% family, 40% friends

    Post # 4
    8704 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    mostly friends. Neither me nor my FI have a large family.

    Post # 5
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    what we invited was about 70 % family, 30 % friends. Who will actually be able to make will probally be more like 50/50.

    Post # 6
    3555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Hands down relatives. My father is 6 of 7 children( I’m the youngest of 13 cousins) and my mom’s side even though she is an only child is not much smaller than his. FI’s mom’s side is about the same size as well. FI’s dad’s side is the smallest coming in at 12 people. We’re inviting about 12 friends between the 2 of us and have a guest list of 150.


    Post # 7
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mostly family for me… about 60% my family (I have four families), 25% FI’s family, and 15% friends.

    Post # 8
    2613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m still in the waiting-for-the-ring stage, but we’ve discussed this for awhile now. We would have 20 guests max – all immediate family + spouses/kids. This is assuming we don’t just elope, which is a real possibility but would disappoint a few people.

    Post # 9
    10456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    For me, definitely friends. I have a very small family (excluding second cousins and beyond). My fiancé is the opposite – almost half of his side will be family (aunts, uncles, cousins). 

    Post # 10
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    All family for us.

    Post # 11
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    we actually made it a priority to have an equal amount of friends and family there because we really wanted to have a fun reception and a party like feel.  Family is wonderful, but we have few cousins our age so most of the family is over 60.

    Post # 12
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Almost exactly 50% family and 50% friends and family friends (mostly his). We really wanted it to be a fun night and didn’t feel an obligation to invite family we don’t see or enjoy spending time with


    Post # 13
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We both have very small families who live on different continents! Some flew all the way for our wedding, but less than ~15% of our guests were relatives.

    Post # 14
    4607 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Mostly relatives. FH and I don’t have many friends. 

    Post # 15
    3627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We both had our immediate family members and that’s all. We didn’t invite extended family members. I have a huge extended family that I never see or talk to so inviting one “branch” would mean inviting everyone. We essentially had about 2 tables of family members and 5 tables of friends and colleagues.

    Post # 16
    2833 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My brother, FI’s 2 sisters, 3 nieces, 1 nephew.

    My best friend, FI’s 2 friends.

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