Is it possible to have a small intimate wedding reception that's also good fun?
My fiancé and I are getting married in December 2014 in London. We have considered a big traditional wedding and looked into various venues, however we feel that a small intimate wedding with our nearest and dearest is more suited to us. We are fortunate in the respect that the budget isn’t an issue, however neither of us are completely comfortable with being the centre of attention all day and would prefer to relax and enjoy the occasion.
We have a late afternoon church service and are currently considering holding our meal in the private dining room of a nearby hotel for say 20-30 close family members. At some stage in the evening we plan to move to a private bar area in the hotel where we will extend the evening invitation to a further small group of close friends and family to join us for drinks. My main worry is that given the small numbers there may be a bit of a lull during the evening. I am not sure whether it would be fitting to have a DJ either, given the small numbers people may feel obliged to dance and if there aren’t enough people dancing it may look odd. Perhaps it’s better to just have music and the emphasis be on people drinking and mingling? I should mention that we are in our early 30’s and whilst we do have some big characters amongst our family & friends I worry that the evening may be a little dull for everyone.
If anyone has any advice or feedback on a similar weeding reception it would be much appreciated! Thanks