- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
Our wedding is drawing near and we have yet to finalize our guest list. Due to a small budget we are forced to limit our guest list to 50. Despite my FI’s large tight-knit family he has agreed to invite only very important close relatives. I, on the other hand, have a small and distant family. Obviously, I am inviting my mother, father and grandparents but after that I am pretty stumped.
I see my aunt, two of my cousins and their immediate families perhaps once a year. Despite our less than frequent interaction we are still pretty close. It’s really important for me to have them at my wedding. But here’s my trouble… I haven’t seen nor spoken to my second cousins in years. We are like strangers. I have tried to reach out to them by inviting them to our engagement party but not a single one of them attended (nor made any effort to decline my invite).
Would it be horrible to invite my immediate cousins, aunts, etc and not my second cousins? I feel pressure from my FI to invite EVERYONE but I would rather save the seats for very important friends. Am I a monster? 🙁