Post # 1
I just need to vent….
Our guest list is out of control. I envisioned inviting 150 – – as of today, our guest list is at 419. I don’t know why FI’s family has to invite every flippin’ person they know.
And NO, they aren’t paying for the wedding, FI and I are. We can afford the extra people, but I don’t want to invite that many. FI is fine with it.
Just frustrated. Vent over.
Post # 3
Goodness- do you think most of those people will come?
Post # 4
I dont think I even know 419 people : (
Post # 5
My famiy is the invite everyone you know, while SO is more of your family. I know for my family (we’re Italian) it would be rude not to invite everyone, even if I haven’t seen them in 15 years…. I am not sure if it is our culture or the generation gap, but if my Great Aunts/ Uncles and fourth cousins dont get invited at least there would be major drama. I doubt all my my family will actually come to the wedding though. How many do you think will attend?? Is your FI actually close with all those people? On my mom’s side of the family I am very close to my extended family (4, 5, 6 cousins for example), but not on my dads side…
Post # 6
If you can’t afford it, then you can’t afford it. If they want to help foot part of the bill, then that’s a different story. If FI is willing to save more money to help pay for the extras, then that’s a different story as well! Grrr I’m mad about my guest list too.. it always seems like FFIL’s want to invite a rediculous amount of people.
Post # 7
If they aren’t paying, I say go with YOUR plan…