(Closed) Confused HELP

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh boy. That sounds hard.

If it were me, I’d cut down to 150. There are a few ways to do this; have rules on plus 1’s (must be living together, engaged, married, been together for more than a year), another one is if you haven’t spoken to this person is __ amount of time and their not family, don’t invite.

What are your parameters for inviting?

Post # 4
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d cut down as much as possible.  I think the friends/family you had intended to have in your party should understand your position.  I suggest saving money instead of giving up your vision.  Keep the dress, keep the venue and budget budget budget!  There are ways to shave some costs along the way.  But if you settle, you may regret it in the end.  I’m brizzzzzoke, but its worth it to me, because I don’t feel like I’m missing anything that is important to me.

Post # 5
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’d cut it down. We ended up inviting a lot of people (250+), and it seems the more people you invite the more opinions, etc. you have to worry about–food, money, music they’ll like, showers, registries, favors, entertaining everyone. I think a 100 guest wedding sounds big enough to be fun but small enough to be intimate. If I redid my planning, it’s something I’d consider.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Hi,

I’m wondering what your venue includes?  Does this mean that you don’t have to include rentals of tables and chairs? Do you have a choice of caterers for the venue?  Does the venue need little decor, since you love it?   Do your friends have talents that can help with photography, Music? Cake? Flowers?  Are there things you are comfortable doing DIY? like Flowers, or Invitations?  Are there things that you don’t mind skipping?  Bouquet toss, Videographer? Chair covers/sashes? Flowers? -Use candles instead?   Are you willing to look for good condition used items?  It seems like a large wedding and this venue is important to you.  Can you find this same gown elsewhere-another bride in classified?  Craigslist, Ebay?  OnceWed? etc.  I have found several places to purchase things for less $.  If you’d like more suggestions feel free to contact me-I don’t mind helping!  Best Wishes 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Another suggestion is to divide your list of who you want to invite into 2.  Invite group A, and then as the “unable to attends” come in, you could invite from group B??  Also, I suggest putting a pencil mark on the back of invitations so you know who sent the replies back-in case someone forgets to put their name on it!! Best of Luck 🙂

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