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Very small intimate weddings?

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#1 DEE1978

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    Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:10 PM

    Hi Girls!

    Is anyone planning a really small wedding with 5-10 people? What are you planning? Cermony and dinner no cocktail hour? I do not know what a very small destination should really entail...


    #2 leigh miller

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      Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:17 PM

      hi! im not planning one but im shooting one in riviera maya in may. there will be 10 guests. they are planning a cocktail hour and dinner after the ceremony. we will go take photos during the cocktail hour. but we wont be gone the entire time. who doesnt love a cocktail hour. and with a wedding that small you could totally customize it and make it fun - a lot of little extras.

      what time of the day are you planning your ceremony? that could make a difference too.

      #3 JulieG

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        Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:29 PM

        The package we are purchasing includes the cocktail hour. I was told if its a very small group (we do not know a number yet, we are at 20), then they would add extra things in. I think they meant under 15 though. So, ask your resort what they can do. I agree that there is more you could do for a small group as you will not spend as much money. I say do it all, and have fun with it.

        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:33 PM

          Were having no more then 10 guests. My FI and I are meeting up before the ceremony to take before pics then heading to the ceremony, then afterwards doing group shots and beach pics. Were just doing Ceremony and Dinner. And afterwards we may go into town to a club,, that we'll play by ear.

          #5 destinationbride07

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            Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:42 PM

            the original plan was 10 people now we have 25…it is still small but not as small as I thought it w/b for a DW....we are just doing dinner after the ceremony…that is

            #6 DEE1978

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              Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:45 PM

              Thanks for the info, girls! I think I want a 3pm ceremony and then dinner-of course I am still trying to figure out where on RM...

              Leigh, I LOVE LOVE your work! I am going to talk to my FI and see what I can spend on photography.

              #7 TammyB

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                Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:48 PM

                Dee, Leigh has so many great pictures if you look at her blog and such. Getting a good photg is well worth the money..

                #8 DEE1978

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                  Posted 01 March 2007 - 02:53 PM

                  Tammy, who are you using? Tammy, I know I has seen your post but where are you getting married? My FI has already said he does not want to spend alot of $$$ of a photography, me on the other hand....
                  Maybe I will pay for the photographer myself and not tell him till it is all said and done-hehe. That will not go over to well. We do not know if we will have 5 guests or 20 guests actually attend our DW, where it will be, so I am totally not thinking straight by doing the other stuff.

                  #9 TammyB

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                    Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:08 PM

                    I'm gettting married in Cabo, and we hired Juan. I know his rates went up recently but there are several good photographers, Leigh would be on the top of my list if I wasn't able to book Juan.

                    Have you decided on the destination yet?

                    #10 *JillD*

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                      Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:34 PM

                      We are having a small wedding as well. Right now we have 10 people, including us, booked. We have a lot of people that have said they're coming, but some I know won't, so we're estimating 20-25. We are doing a package as well, it includes cocktail hour & reception, our resort did tell us that if we had less than 20 people we could just make reservations at one of the restaurants, so that would make it less expensive, but I think we really want to have some privacy and be able to dance and stuff like that.

                      But I'm like you, a lot of our decisions depend on how many people are coming. If it stays at 10, then I really don't think we will do the reception, it would be silly, and what would the point of dancing be with 10 of us. So, I really need to get a better count so I can plan!

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