Thursday, January 24, 2019

Your Turn

What is the biggest wedding you have been to number of guests wise. I was thinking about this one and I'm not sure. As a guest, you really only can guess. Way back in the day, I think I was at one that seemed to be about 300-400 people which cost about 1/30th or less of one I went to once that had about 50 people attend. The 300-400 people one was basically BYO everything. 

39 comments:

notthisagain said...

Ive only been to one wedding, and it wasnt very big.

been to a lot of funerals tho

bibliophile927 said...

about 700 - Indian weddings are CA-RAZY

Todd Gross said...

I think my wedding ended up having close to 200 people.

sandybrook said...

About 150

Freebird said...

The biggest was a traditional Greek wedding. I’m not good at judging how many people, but I’ll say 400? All I remember is a verrrrrry long ceremony and that the groom took off the bride’s shoe, towards the end of the night, and drank out of it. This still grosses me out. 😂

kfitz said...

maybe 150/200?

Gossipgal said...

If your wedding is byo everything don’t expect a gift. Me showing up to celebrate you & acting as partial caterer is your gift as penalty for tackiness lol

Unknown said...

There were about 40 Million people. It was Tiny Tim's wedding.

Ann said...

500 plus. A good friend worked an entire year (as a nurse) to pay for her wedding. It was crazy over the top. Lithuanians sure know how to party.

:| raven |: said...

my sister's when she was 22 and i was 3. i was the flower girl. she had 7 bridesmaids, three of which were other sisters. they had a live band and i remember it being really really busy and a lot of people. if i had to guess i would say 100 guests?

David Howes said...

Was just at my son's wedding.
They had about about 50 people?

But years and years ago, my dad's cousin got married on Cape Cod.
And it seemed to me at the time the whole town came.

200 people?

Hey, I was like 10 then.
(My cousin and I decided to go throw rocks at ducks.)
(Yes, we were stupid kids!)

=)

yepthatsme said...

My cousin got married last year, around 400 guests from our side, and 300 from the brides side. We had to book 3 train compartments to transport guests from our city to theirs, but it was crazy fun. Altogether there were 5 ceremonies in 8 days!

Brooklyn Girl said...

Around 250, a friend I grew up with since the age of five. I was in her wedding party, which had fourteen bridesmaids and groomsmen.
A lot of stretch limos to cart us back and forth. What a zoo.

Zebra Seasoning said...

Over a hundred and fifty guests, with a full plated prime rib dinner. It was crazy.

Thia said...

The biggest wedding I went to, I was actually one of the bridesmaids. There were 14 bridesmaids! It was in upstate NY and there were at least 500 people there. I wore the most hideous dress imaginable. haha

And @Brooklyn Girl - Kind of curious if we were in the same wedding. I forgot that we also had a limo until I read your post.

AbbyRock said...

Over 1000 - my friend's dad was a politician and this was her wedding. The Church was standing room only. The reception was at the house. Everything was beautiful.

Also, an example of people spending a fortune on a wedding when the marriage is doomed from the start. Groom had a perpetual wandering eye and bride never learned to stop referring to "her money".

OB said...

Did any of the above mega weddings produce a lasting marriage?

Brooklyn Girl said...

@ Thia: My friends wedding was in Brooklyn. Early 80's.

Unknown said...

Boring question...
Who cares?
Size of wedding certainly doesn't ensure a good marriage.

Humor Me said...

600+ - dad was a car dealer in our small town; mom was the unofficial social arbiter. SRO at our church. Sit down dinner at our local Holiday Inn. wondering if there where more people at the Inn, as I saw people who were not at the ceremony.

TommyWantsHisMommy said...

I was at a wedding back in the 90s where the bride's uncle was telling everyone he was going to kill himself. The bride and his daughters were all crying. The guy is still alive today...huge drama queen//attention seeker..he's nuts for sure..but a lot of talk. Fun wedding..

Thia said...

@OB - The wedding I was in that I mentioned, they got divorced after about 3 years of marriage.

@Brooklyn Girl - not the same, but that would have been funny if it had been. Fourteen must be a magic number for bridesmaids.

Brayson87 said...

Like I was ever sober enough by the end to remember a headcount. Best wedding was when my date and I skipped the reception after the ceremony, people were pissed about that but f*ck them. I remember some really big weddings as a kid, but all crowds look bigger when you're young.

yepthatsme said...

@Tommy, do you mean to say that you attended the wedding of Pete Davidsons niece?

Laura Ramona said...

400 people ..

brian stanziale said...

a friend of mine married into a VEEERY wealthy family. Their products are more then likely in your home (and in your hair)...
the pre-wedding and ceremony started with pvt golf carts ushering us into the depths of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens where they got hitch. then we went to the main part of the gardens where for post nuptial cocktails while the main crew had their photos taken.
We then went into the Brooklyn Museum of Art where they had the entire place vacated and redesigned into my friends dream wedding world.
the venue and space was so over the top, I felt as though the Joker (Nicholson) was going to smash through the glass ceiling and kidnap the bride. It was all so decadent... (over a million and upwards of 700+)

oh yeah, and the post wedding party took place at the standard hotel (of which they rented the top 3 floors)

memyselfandi said...

Went to an Italian wedding and that was about 600 people easily. Including a wedding cake made out of a mannequin bride wearing a wedding dress. The edible layers of the cake were the bottom portion of the wedding dress that was a replica of the bride's dress.

MountainMama said...

My brother's wedding. 200 plus guests, open bar, wine and beer setups on the outer tables. revolving apps and the main table served prime rib, salmon, oysters on the half shell and other bullshit. Open bar remember? He is now dead after his wife divorced his addict ass. That wedding was right under 100k in small town midwest in 1991. What a fucking waste of money for her parents.

Trapped said...

Everyone in my family married in church, large church with less than 50 people..
I didn't need no gifts and I didn't want to feed and give free alcohol away...
That's just me

leo21 said...

My sister's was around 250 with almost 300 invited. We were freaking out because so many wanted to come to the church which was too small. My mom is used to throwing formal events that large so it was pretty easy to plan but it's stressful having that many guests.

AbbyRock said...

If we're talking over the top as well as numbers, we have been invited to 2 that were unreal.

The first was the daughter of a guy who owns a ship building company. The wedding was at Disney World. All guests were treated to a weekend at the Grand Floridian with the reception there as well. We all got 4 day park tickets as favors.

The other wedding had the bars carved from ice and the food was out of this world. I hung around the Beluga caviar table - my favorite. The bride's dad flew in cigar rollers from Cuba. It cost over 1 million dollars. Could not even guess at the number of guests.

Phoenix97 said...


@freebird

have you seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"?
my favorite film

Skyler the Weird said...

I was at a Wedding at the Ft Myer officer's club once with about 100 guests. There was an open bar and a buffet and I had Vodka Martini shaken not stirred
And caviar for the first and last time.

MichiganMama59 said...

650.

Twice. Two twins got married one year apart, and both weddings were 650 people and they were absolutely beautiful.

MichiganMama59 said...

My sister had over 400 at hers.

I had a relatively small one with 250, not counting the 12 piece band.

luckythewondercat said...

I saw a wedding with thousands. It was a little girl's dream come true. It was the wedding of Diana and Prince Charles.

Depeche Model said...

Went to a wedding of 1000+ people which cost the father of the bride roughly $2 Million.
It was a 3 day affair, the first day a very famous singer performed, the second day a less famous singer; I'm not going to say who though.

WickedBee said...

Mine was 200 which I felt was too big.

The biggest was just short of 500 in a massive banquet hall with so much crazy extravagance. There were aerialists doing their thing overhead while we ate, showgirls dancing and the flower arrangements were these massive, cascading monstrosities.
I have no idea what that wedding cost but it was way over the top. The marriage only lasted four months.

astra worthington said...

I would be surprised if they did. My cousin had a big wedding. Cost like 30k at the time which was a lot of money. Divorced after three years. I was appalled at the waste of money. Still am, actually. When it’s that size it’s often about putting on a show, not the marriage itself.

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