Post # 1
So my Fiancé’s aunt wanted to host an engagement party for us after my Dad said his house couldn’t hold the amount of people we were inviting. I am so appreciative of her offer and would love for her to host something since she is super close to my Fiance. However, she wanted to have around 35-40 people and that will barely include our bridal party, siblings, and parents. I have divorced parents and am one of 7 siblings. My FI’s other Aunt said that we can just do the party at her house since she can hold 75 people and that fits everybody perfectly. His first aunt has not planned anything yet or put any money down, but I really don’t want to offend her. How do I politely say that we have decided to move the party to other aunt’s home so as not to overburden her with the number of guests coming to the function?? This woman is really sweet and so important to my Fiance and I would hate hate hate to offend her or make her feel bad about anything! Advice please!
Post # 3
bump…any wording advice or ways to tell her?
Post # 4
Can they co-host the event?
Post # 5
I think you should suggest it to her and see what she says. Ask her how many people she thinks her house can hold because you have about 70 people you want to invite and when she says she can only host 35 say Aunt2 also offered to host, but you weren’t sure because she (Aunt1) asked you first and how honored, flattered and appreciative you are that so many people want to host your e-party! Then ask her what she thinks you should do, I bet she will suggest you go with Aunt2.
Post # 6
just be honest with her and say that you appreciate her offer but don’t want to overburden her with the number people on the guestlist. maybe she can coordinate with the second aunt so they can both host? i’m assuming your dad was fine with changing the hosts for the same reason
Post # 7
Be honest, but also maybe subtley suggest they co-host.