When she told my 15-year old brother, Dustin, that she was sorry she didn't help me more, my brother said, "Don't worry, mom, I'm going to have a wedding just like Sara's and you can help me out."
What a compliment!
The truth is, I had a lot of fun with my brother at the wedding, too. Because we only had 80 guests and because we had several different events spread out over a lot of days, I got to hang out with him many times. We went hiking on Wednesday and horseback riding on Thursday. I also got to talk with him and hug on him at the Welcome Picnic, the ceremony, and the reception.
I honestly can't imaging having more than 80 guests. Although I do feel like I spent quality time with folks, I don't think I could've spread myself any thinner. It was difficult as it was.
Plus, I imagine that the fewer guests you have, the less it feels like a show. The more you have to "meet and greet," the harder it is to be your true self and sincerely connect with people. At least that's how it seems to me.