(Closed) Am I the only one….

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would love to have everyone bring plus ones… like you said ‘the more the merrier’ unfortunately we don’t have the money to have more than 80 people at the reception.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

At the day-after pig roast, guests are encouraged to bring friends and family!

Post # 7
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418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

While we would like to keep our reception as “small” as possible with our huge families, I have vowed not to stress about extras inviting themselves or showing up. Our venue holds 50 more people than we will invite and I know a large number of them won’t be showing up!

Post # 8
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640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think we would all love to have more people if we could, but as said prior it all comes down to money. If that is not an issue or you are having sort of free seating and buffet style then go for it!

Post # 9
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9147 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If I had the space and the money I would invite all of the party people.  Money Mouth

Post # 10
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3887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m mostly in your camp; we’ve given almost everyone the chance to bring a guest, their kids, whoever. The only folks we’ve specifically not added “and guest” or “and family” for the invites are the folks we know would be likely to bring some random weirdo they met at the train station 😀

Post # 11
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807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

In theory, I don’t mind. But given that our guest list is already well over 250…that could potentially be a nightmare if more than a few people did it lol. But if it was just a couple of people, I wouldn’t care.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it comes down to what your venue max is/ Like for me, I didn’t care because I had to have 150 adult meals minimum or I would be charged $2000 just for the room.

However, I do think a lot of brides tend to bitch just to bitch because they are stubborn. Unless you have a capacity or you are paying so much a plate and have a strict budget I would say loosen up. The more the merrier 🙂

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