(Closed) Did you cut your guest list because of the economy?

posted 9 years ago in Money
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  • Wedding: October 2009

My FI & I are paying for our wedding ourselves, and due to food being the number 1 expense, we can not invite all of our family, becuase we just can’t afford to feed them. This has forced us to be selective in which family members are invited/not invited. We are sticking to only aunts & uncles and no first cousins unless they are under the age of 18. Therefore we are inviting a few younger cousins, but no adult cousins. So on my side of the family there are 8 first cousins that I am not inviting, which means their husbands/wives arn’t invited and neither are their children. On my FI’s side there are 10 first cousins, and obviously their spouses & children arn’t invited either.

Some of my family members are upset that just because their children (my first generation cousins) are over 18 they arn’t invited, but we had to think of a creative way to cut our guest list and this was a clear statment that would eliminate a huge portion of our familes from being invited. We had to choose between first cousins & friends, and in this case, we really wanted our friends to be there.

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