Ballooning guest list and a crazy MOG! HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Tell her you had planned on 150 and only have the budget for the number. Go through exactly how much each guest costs and why. This worked great when my mum was trying to invite people all over the place. If she wants all those extra guests, then she needs to pay for them. If she doesn’t want to pay for them. Ask her to pick her 30 priority guests of the list and about 10 B-listers to invite if the others RSVP no. 

Post # 4
3657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Those who pay get a say.

I think the best way to get around it is to divide the guest list into classes of people, so for example, all aunts, uncles, and first cousins get invited but not second cousins, etc. So if your parents aren’t inviting neighbors, club members, what have you, then his side doesn’t either.

As a previous poster suggested, tell her you chose your venue based off the number of people she originally told you and that’s all you can accomodate.

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