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How small is too small of a wedding?

Pamela, on December 7, 2019 at 4:23 PM Posted in Planning 0 11
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My fiancee and I are both getting married for the 3rd time. We only want our 5 kids present plus a few close friends and bro and sis. But then what? No reception... (can't afford a big shindig) ...so just go out to dinner after? Boring for all of them?


  • Alejandra
    Expert November 2020
    Alejandra ·
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    I don’t see how that would be boring for anyone! It depends on your crowd. If you invite boring people, it will be boring. If your family and close friends are excited for you and there to support you, I can’t see that being boring at all. I’d say dinner at a very fancy restaurant would be super elegant and low key.
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    There's no such thing as too small of a wedding. If it's what you want then go for it!
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    Super February 2020
    Andrea Online ·
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    That’s how small mine will be. I’ll have my parents, 2 sisters and my sisters fiancé. He’s going to have his mom, moms boyfriend and his only brother. That’s a total of 10 including us. After the ceremony we are going to eat dinner at a restaurant at the hotel Smiley smile
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  • C
    Dedicated January 2020
    Cora ·
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    I had a super small elopement and it was wonderful! Not boring at all. We’re having the big reception a year later. We had the ceremony and then a lovely intimate dinner afterwards- was truly fun and avoided any wedding stress, I just got to enjoy it all.
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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Weddingd can have as many or as few guests as you want.
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  • Jennifer
    Expert April 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Mine is like 16 people right now lol
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Not at all! Taking your nearest & dearest to brunch or dinner after your wedding ceremony sounds like fun!
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  • Brianna
    Dedicated December 2019
    Brianna ·
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    That would not be boring! It would be a special night with you and intimate friends. You should do it if that’s what you want!!!
    I’m getting married for the second time and had FH ever been married before I would be having a ceremony like yours. I feel like the intimate, exclusive setting will allow you and your partner to focus on what’s important- your family!
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  • Rose
    Dedicated February 2020
    Rose ·
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    We are both second timers but I didn't have a wedding the first time so I'm having a ceremony and a reception at a restaurant. We are inviting mostly family and a handful of friends. We thought it was going to be small but then blossomed to about 40 people! Don't let that happen to you. Lol
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  • Vicky
    Super January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    That sounds lovely. As long as you're paying for the dinner you're good to go.

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    Devoted May 2020
    Alex ·
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    When my mom married my step dad, it was just them, me and my stepbrother. It was great! There is no such thing as too small. Do what you want!

    They did the ceremony, then we had like a baby receptions. It was a private room at a restaurant. We ate, drank, and danced. It was so fun. Also, my step brother was only 4 at the time, so I think something like that should work for you.

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