Anyone else having a very intimate wedding? Like less than 30 guests? I want to have a small reception but it seems like a waste to put a lot of money into a venue...any ideas? Anyone else have a small wedding and know how to have a nice formal wedding for a very small guest list? I thought about going to the courthouse but I want an actual wedding.
My guest list is at 24. I am doing a destination wedding in Jamaica at a small boutique resort. I didn’t really decide on the DW because of venue savings, but it was a nice silver lining for me (maybe not my guests lol) because the guests are staying there the only fee I pay is for the minister, day of coordinator, ect. Of course I pay for food flowers ect. Most of my guests, covid aside, have been excited to go on the wedding trip and I am excited for my guests to experience our favourite place. DW are not for everyone but it is allowing me to put all my money into the actual wedding....food, drinks, welcome gifts ect.
We’re having approximately 25-30 guests and ended up renting an AirBNB for the weekend that will accommodate the ceremony. Afterwards we’re having a reception at a bakery/cafe that’s part of a larger venue.
We’re doing the ceremony at a beautiful garden, we have the garden for 2 hours and then we’re going to a restaurant that have a private room for a maximum of 30 guests, btw our list is just 20 guests.
We're doing a small wedding (15-16 people) this year because of coronavirus, but we still wanted it to feel real. It's going to be in my parents' back yard (you'll presumably have more than 2.5 months to plan, so you have lots of options). We rented a tent, tables, linens, etc. and we're having covid-friendly catering followed by an ice cream truck. We'll also have tons of flowers including an arch, and hopefully a photographer to document the day.
Literally in the same position we are looking at smaller venues and it’s still so hard to find anything that’s within our budget. Good luck with your search!
You can still go to the courthouse then have a wedding reception! Youre right though I probably wouldnt book a real venue for 30 people cause of all the fees, try a hotel, or a church or community center
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We just found out that as things stand currently with max capacity our venue can normally accommodate 49, they would have to operate at 50% capacity so our guest list would have to be 24 or less, so we may have to scale down on our guest list.