I'm in the very early idea gathering stages, and my FI has made it clear that he only wants a very small wedding and liked his brother's wedding in which it was just a dinner at a nice restaurant (it was his second wedding, so they kept it simple/small). Well, I did like the idea of having it small and intimate, but there was no dancing...and I feel like I want some sort of dancing/party atmosphere. I think I'd regret it if I didn't have that element. But if we're only going to have 30-40 people, I'm torn with what type of venue to use and whether it will be worth it to hire a DJ for such few people. If we choose a restaurant I feel like we won't be able to have the dancing element. If we choose something more wedding-venue like, I'm afraid it will feel too big. I feel like the dancing element won't be that fun with such few people. What have others done with small weddings I guess is my question to you all?
P.S. Ideally we will have the ceremony at the same location...very short and simple.