Post # 1
Urr.. Having SUCH a hard time with the guest list. Ok, so I am trying to keep the list at a minimum, but the problem starts with extended family. It is very weird and I am 100 percent closer with some third cousins and others probably do not even know I am getting married or live in another state. I am also close with some cousins but have not spoken a work to their parents in 17 +years. There is not way I can afford to invite every single person in my extended family , but I would like to invite some. Please help !!
Post # 3
Decide whom you are closest to and invite them. Do not invite people you don’t know or don’t ever talk to. Don’t let anyone bully you into inviting anyone else. In today’s economy, everyone understands how expensive weddings are and won’t be bothered if you don’t invite them, especially if you don’t communicate on a regular basis, if at all.
Post # 4
I invited all my uncles and aunts (mostly by request of my parents), but only invited select adult cousins. It is a small wedding (under 60 people) and I explained to uncles/aunts that I could not have every one there. I feel bad not inviting some of my cousins, but in the end, if I haven’t talked to them in over 10 years, why should I feel bad?