How Many Guest Should You Invite to Your Wedding?

Getting married is truly a momentous occasion, filled with fanfare, celebration, and plenty of love. Of course, the big day comes after plenty of planning. And the most important decision you’ll make during the wedding planning process is deciding how many people to invite to the special occasion.

There’s no right or wrong way to have your wedding, but the number of guests will make a major difference. To determine the number of guests you should invite to your event, you’ll need to consider how many people your wedding venue can hold and how much you’re willing to spend on accommodations per guest. But in a broader sense, you’ll need to think about what kind of vibe you want your event to have.

If you’re having difficulty determining how many people to invite to your wedding you’re in luck, because the experts at Imperial Palace Banquet Hall are here to weigh the pros and cons of different options, providing a look at what small, medium, and large-sized weddings look like.

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Small Weddings Allow Intimacy

If intimacy is something you value, then you should consider a small wedding. With a smaller guest list, you and your spouse will be able to engage and mingle with everyone in attendance. Even better, a small event gets your guests to engage with each other. Weddings are often the first time a bride and groom’s entire families gather together, and a small event allows them the time to actually get to know each other and become one family.

If you’re working within a budget, a small event will also help you keep costs at a minimum. You’ll be able to book a smaller venue, which frequently cost less than large venues, and will also save money of food for your reception and other accommodations.

Medium Sized Weddings Won’t Overwhelm You

For some, a small wedding won’t allow the right number of guests. If you want to get more extended family and old friends involved in the festivities, then you really need to have a medium-sized wedding.

According to a 2015 report from WeddingWire, the average number of guests at a wedding is 120. If you’re dealing with a wedding with around 100 to 150 guests, you’ll have the joy of a massive celebration without the headache of making accommodations for too many guests. You’ll be able to invite some more extended family and friends you haven’t seen in a while, bringing more loved ones together to celebrate your big day. Most importantly, you won’t be overwhelmed by the size of your event and the planning involved, meaning you’ll actually be able to enjoy party.

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Big Weddings Bring Everyone Together

Maybe you have a massive family or a huge number of friends you want to invite to your wedding. If so, and if you budget will allow it, then you might as well have a big wedding. Most would consider a guest list with over 200 invitations to be a big wedding, and while that might seem massive it also means plenty of fun. Big events bring all the important people in you and your spouse’s lives together, providing the chance to see everyone who’s brought happiness and joy into your lives. And the best part? You won’t have to deal with people being offended by not getting invited.

If you’re hoping to host a wedding in the Los Angeles area, consider Imperial Palace Banquet Hall. Our event venue can accommodate nearly 400 guests, meaning we can host events of almost any size. Contact Imperial Palace Banquet Hall today for more information on booking and availability.

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