(Closed) Big Family, Small Budget

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

How close are you to these people?  Like, how close is your fiance with his extended family, and you with yours?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ohcaptainmycaptain:  I would invite the people you’re closest to.  If there is a problem, say, “We had a really hard time narrowing down our guest list.  We’re so sorry.”  That should be it. However, if his family (meaning his parents) insist on inviting everyone…then they should help pay.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ours is the same way.  My family is huge compared to his.  His parents only have 1 sibling so we are allowing them to include their cousins, and my parents aren’t close to theirs so it kind of worked itself out.  We have 120 people invited with a budget of $5500.  And we already know of 3 that probably won’t be able to make it.  Here’s hoping we get ours down closer to 100!  Just remember that not everyone is going to be able to come so hopefully you won’t need to stress too much.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yikes! That’s a lot of people! Maybe his family could contribute more because you don’t have the budget for all of them?

I’d start striking kids off the list immediately. I can imagine how many kids that big of a family would have!

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