Post # 1
Hi ladies! I’d like to know your progress with your special day. I’m Irinea, 22 and getting married in Downey, Ca followed by the reception at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. I can’t believe how close it is getting. I’d like to think that I have everything “almost” done but who am I kidding. The week of the wedding I know I will be running around and stressing like crazy. I am glad that I haven’t turned into a so called ‘Bridezilla’.
My biggest dilemma right now is my guestlist. I have not been able to finalize it. Our limit is 300. We split 100 to my family, 100 to his family 50 of our friends and 50 extras, like parents friends and his parents friends. We’re only inviting children from our families. I pretty much cut down on my friends and I’m inviting and estimate of 13, the rest to my fiance. This has been the most stressful part because my parents have pretty much taken the entire extra 50 & I am feeling bad because my future in-laws aren’t able to invite anyone else besides their 100. Everyone tells me not to worry because they aren’t helping with the wedding.
Thank you, Irinea
Post # 3
I’m getting married on July 24th and although my wedding is a LOT smaller than yours I can hear you on the guest list thing! We haven’t hammered ours down either, mostly due to space consderations.
I’m currently working on our invites and hopefully we’ll figure out our max people for the deck this weekend and we can mail out the invites. We have a “B” list so we need to do it super early.
I’d be annoyed if my parents took 150 after I told them 100 but maybe I’m the bridezilla! As long as your in-laws can invite the 100 you promised them it should be good but I think you, as the bride, should get more than 13 guests! Good luck!
Post # 4
We kind of finalized the guestlist, I think I am going to start a “B” list. My family is hispanic and they don’t RSVP, they just show up to the event. I will probably have to hunt them down for a response 2 weeks before the wedding, which will add more stress.
I know it seems bad that i’m only inviting 13 friends but girls are mean. haha I only keep a hand full of friends. I’d rather have people that seems me grow up like my parents friends than so-called friends.
Thank you and GOOD LUCK!
Post # 5
We are July 24, and our guest list is only 90 invited, probably 50-55 to attend. Very different from yours!
Post # 6
Our guest list is up to about 235 now. My FH’s mom kept trying to add people just because she was invited to their kid’s wedding like 10 years ago. We finally told her that if she hadn’t spoken to them in the last year, they weren’t invited. That cut a few haha.
I finally had to reach a point where I was like, “The guest list is done! I don’t care if you remember someone you forgot later. It’s over.” I sent out Save The Dates and then refused to add anyone else.
Anyway, Hi! I’m Brianne. I’m a July 24 bride as well. I pretty much have all the big stuff done. I just have to finalize little details and finish designing the invites and eventually programs. Luckily, my best friend/ Maid/Matron of Honor is a graphic designer, so she’s doing all of that stuff for me!
Post # 7
Hi Ladies! Thank you very much for your opinions.I appreciate it with all my heart.
Guess what! I finalized my guest list. It’s 308 BUT I know that about 20 of them might not make it. So we’re good. I invited a couple more friends and I’m really happy how everything is turning out.
@Brianne2010 – I want to wish you the best of luck in your mariage and wedding day. xoxo irinea
Post # 8
OMG Brianne I know how you feel. My Future Mother-In-Law is doing the same thing. And they assume that I invited everyone they know, who they never even told me about. I can’t count how many times I gave them the list and said, add who is missing, I don’t know your friends. But they still swear they put so&so on there. Ended up having to add about 15 people after I already submitted my final list to the calligrapher. I finally can cut it off because they have been mailed to me! and we added so many people that now we only have 2 spare invitations. lovely.
Post # 9
Hello! Im a July 24 bride as well…cant beileve the big days is only weeks away!!
My guest list is done and all the craziness is over…we invited 130 and as of right now we have 93 people coming!
Im getting married in a small church on the UBC campus in Vancouver, BC CANADA and having the reception on campis as well. I cant wait.
Post # 10
We sent out our invites 3 weeks ago and our rsvps are due back this week…and the inlaws keep adding people! I am not joking when I say our guest list grew by about 30 people AFTER the invites were sent out! And our list was huge to begin with! We started out thinking we would have about 300 invited, when invites went out we had just under 350…now it is at 375!!!! When it was 350 i thought we would still have close to 300 attending…now i am worried we are going to have close to 350 attending! Ack! At least the Future In-Laws are paying for it!