- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Hi Bees! Sorry if this is long
I’m new to this site and I need your advice. I come from a rather larger family. My wonderful FI comes from one too. Our reception count is at 200, and that does not include people from church who are expecting an invite to the reception.
If I invite all the females to my bridal shower, I am looking at 71 women! If we host a rehersal dinner for family only and those coming from out of town, we are looking at 125!
We both come from close families. I see ALL my relatives on major holidays, not just weddings and funerals. The vast majority of my family is local too, so it is one of those situations where everyone has to come. I want all of them there too, seeing as they have been a large part of my life since conception LOL.
I work as an Admin and my FI is in the armed forces. We are going to take about a year to save up money to get married. Should we just not have a shower and rehersal dinner due to the large numbers? Should we just have a shower only and no rehearsal dinner? I was leaning towards no rehersal dinner because where I’m from it’s only for the bridal party. But, his family will be driving from Tennessee to the coast of Virginia and I want to accomidate them as best as possible. Plus, since my FI is military, it would be a great opportunity for him to see his family that he only sees once a year.