Are you having a small wedding?

Wedding Style & Decor

Photo: Jessica Johnston Photography

This week in the forums, our members are discussing wedding guest lists.

User Juliebeannn asks: "Anyone have or been to a wedding with just immediate family present? how was it? i've been so torn about what to do. i can't chose between having a wedding with just immediate family or to have a wedding roughly 30 (best friends and family) or 60 (closest friends and family)."

Josie1986 offers a suggestion: "What you can do is have a wedding ceremony that is small and only includes immediate family. You can then have a reception or even a party on a separate date to include both family and friends or just friends. If a large wedding is something you are not interested in, you are under no obligation to throw one."

Bridehannah says, "If it isn't your thing to have a big wedding just do what you want and spend the money on something more your style—like a fabulous honeymoon!"

Did you have a small wedding? Do you have any advice for Juliebeannn? Click here to continue the discussion in the forums or click here to browse all forum topics.

Pictured: Alyssa and Howard's garden party wedding. The couple hosted an intimate reception of 24 guests at the bride's family home. See more photos from their backyard wedding here.

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from