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Cast Your Vote:

    • I loved it and would do it small again -- Votes: 21
    • It was ok and Id do it small again -- Votes: 4
    • I didnt like it so small -- Votes: 4
    • I hate it being so small -- Votes: 2
    • other -- Votes: 1
if you had a small wedding *poll* ♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 5928 posts
status 11th Mar '13

If you had a small wedding/reception how did you like it? Did you wish it had been bigger? How many people did you have? How long was the reception? Details please :D



Im having a destination wedding with a full length reception (DJ, seated dinner etc...) but with only 35-40 people. Originally we though about 70 but that number has dwindled. We are doing a reception back home too (just a casual backyard bbq type thing to see everyone) I am worried though that it is going to seem way too small now and people wont dance it will be an awkward evening with it being such a small crowd. Sorry Im rambling, I guess Im just getting nervous Im getting married in 3 months :shock:

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
11th Mar '13

There were only 50 people at my wedding and the wedding pavilion did look a bit empty, but I didn't care because I didn't want any other venue...I think you will be fine with that number...gives you more $ to put into other things!

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
11th Mar '13

We did...90 which some people consider small.



I wish we would have done smaller, like 40ish people. Not that it was crowded or anything, just that it would have felt less stressful to just have immediate family and friends from each side that we were comfortable with and saw for every other holiday and gathering and such.



I felt nervous to stand in front of people I'd never even met before and speak, I'd have felt a lot more excited if I knew everyone personally.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
11th Mar '13

Ours was about 35-40 people. We both loved it. DH is really shy and doesn't like being around too many people and tons of people just irritate me anyhow. It was just close family and friends. Our reception was from about 4:30-8PM. We had an in suite reception (wedding was in vegas) and we left (DH, me, and our wedding party and a few other people) and went to a bar to have drinks and walk around some more. Went back to our suite later to change and there were still family members partying lol.



People weren't dancing much at first but once everyone started drinking things got going lol. :lol:



I loved the way our wedding played out. I would have been way more stressed and irritated with more people.

Arwen Und 2 kids; Wisconsin 519 posts
11th Mar '13

Due to the Marine Corps sending DH to a duty station overseas we had three weeks to plan our wedding. It was outdoors and beautiful but I wasn't happy with it because obviously that short of notice most of DH's side of the family couldn't make it.We had about 30-35 guests just friends and my side of the family. His Dad has 12 brothers and sister and his mom has 6 so our ideal wedding would have been much much larger.

*~MonMon~* Due December 29; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Saskatchewan 254 posts
11th Mar '13

I had seven people at my wedding, not including myself and hubby :). I loved having a small wedding, we were able to pay cash for our honeymoon, we have no debt and we've been happily married for four years. I honestly wouldn't have changed a thing... I've had friends come and go in the past four years; friends I really valued four years ago aren't as close to me now and I've made new, closer friends since. I had the people that mattered the most to me in the world there and that's all that mattered.

Ah, Satan! [CNL] Fucking, Austria 26230 posts
11th Mar '13

I'm not married yet but the best weddings I've attended have been small ones. So intimate and personal, by the end of the night all the guests "know" each other and are comfortable. It makes dancing more fun, not less, imo!

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6791 posts
11th Mar '13

we had like 80 people. it was held in my inlaws gorgeous backyard. it was great!! saved us alot of money.

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 5928 posts
status 11th Mar '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" There were only 50 people at my wedding and the wedding pavilion did look a bit empty, but I didn't care ... [snip!] ... because I didn't want any other venue...I think you will be fine with that number...gives you more $ to put into other things!"

Thats a good point, the wedding itself isnt going to be as expensive as I thought. We arent going that much over our minimum expenditure surprisingly. Its the other stuff that makes it so expensive, we are taking everyone to the Polynesian Lual for the "rehearsal dinner" and that will be like $2,500-3,000, my dad is paying for like $6,000 in hotel rooms for various family, $2000 in flights etc.. So the whole thing is expensive but the wedding itself isnt as bad as I thought, kwim? I forgot if I have asked you this before... did you have characters? We decided on having just Mickey :D

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting ♥Love♥:" Thats a good point, the wedding itself isnt going to be as expensive as I thought. We arent going that ... [snip!] ... as I thought, kwim? I forgot if I have asked you this before... did you have characters? We decided on having just Mickey :D"


yes...mickey & minnie came..it was awesome! we didn't tell any of the guests they were coming- it was a big hit!

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 5928 posts
status 11th Mar '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" yes...mickey & minnie came..it was awesome! we didn't tell any of the guests they were coming- it was a big hit!"

Oh yeah I do remember you telling me that, sorry! Im starting to get really worried/anxious/excited about it lol. I wonder if it will be anything like Im imagining

aℓyssa Due October 21 (girl); 1 child; Manhattan, KS, United States 18872 posts
11th Mar '13

If you have a DJ, he'll get them up dancing.. that's what you're paying him for. :D



We had a BIG wedding. There were around 200 people, but before/after dinner a lot of people had already left. When we really started dancing, there were under 100 and only about 50-60 were involved with the fun parts like dancing and our DJ got everyone up and moving. Don't stress about it. :D

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 5928 posts
status 12th Mar '13
Quoting aℓyssa
Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting ♥Love♥:" Oh yeah I do remember you telling me that, sorry! Im starting to get really worried/anxious/excited about it lol. I wonder if it will be anything like Im imagining"


hey you're getting married in june, right?



did they tell you about all the construction for the new DVC resort at the grand floridian that is literally right next to the WP?

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 5928 posts
status 14th Mar '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" hey you're getting married in june, right? did they tell you about all the construction for the new DVC resort at the grand floridian that is literally right next to the WP?"

Yeah, we went there in December and saw it in person. It really upset me at first but Im not planning on taking too many pictures outside, Im most interested in the ones in the GF and at Epcot. It did make me decide against using the Cinderella Carriage though. For it to be almost $3000, I dont need to deal with construction during the ride lol. Thank you for bringing it up though, I appreciate all the advise you can give me about having a Disney wedding! :D