- 9 years ago
I got engaged not too long ago but I have been reading the wedding bee since my friend got married a few years ago.
Anyways so I have engagement party coming up. My mother is kind of pushy and she really wanted an engagement party. We thought okay, it would be where our families would get to meet and our wedding party will get to meet.
My mother busts out a list of 40 people she wants to invite… granted half of that are actually family members but 20+ people are just her friends… at first I was upset because why are you paying them when they will probably be invited to the wedding anyways… but my mother won because she’s paying for the engagement party.
We got a good deal at the place the FI and I wanted to have it for 60 people (her list failed to include me, my FI, his parents or our bridal party which added up to about 15 more people on top of her 40).
So we had 5 more spots to fill, the way it works is that you’re going to have to pay for 60 people no matter what because it’s a buffet lunch and that’s what you paid for so if there is empty seats oh well.
So we started inviting people… and I didn’t know what a mess that would be, because when you invite one person… you have to invite all the people that know them or you’re playing favorites…
Now from my spreadsheet we have 66 people (it’s a buffet and they are only providing enough food for 60). 12 of these people are childern under 10 but still they eat too (3 of these are babies).
I’m a little worried we won’t have enough food… but we are bring a cake (the place is going to cut and provide plates for free).
So my question is, do you think I’m okay because some people aren’t going to come right and the small childern aren’t going to eat *that* much?
If I’m not okay what should I do?