Post # 1
My invitations are hitting the mail this weekend – so exciting! I was taking a last look at our guest list , and realized that there will be some people (mostly distant relatives and family friends on the groom’s side, like all my FMIL’s golf buddies!) at our wedding that I’ll be meeting there for the first time!
Of our 155 guests, I’ve never met 23 of them, and my Fiance has never met 16 of them. I wish that we both had the opportunity to get to know all these folks beforehand, but even though we’ve been together over five years that just hasn’t happened!
Just curious – how many people on your guest list are strangers to you??
Post # 3
There are a bunch of people on my guest list that 1) Ive never met and 2) I had never even heard of!! I havent done a count but Im going to guess its over 20 something because I havent met a lot of my FIs cousins (he hasnt met most of mine on my mom’s side either) and then there are Future In-Laws friends that I didnt even know existed before this! Ugh I hate guest lists! Good luck getting your invitations out!
Post # 4
I knew everyone at our wedding, but there were a few people that I had only met once at a family reunion. My husband had to point them out to me in some pictures before I remembered meeting them.
Post # 5
Yeah right. We had 85 people from my Mother-In-Law and I hadn’t met probably….40 of them? Darling Husband knew them but they were like, family friends and relatives i’d never met. Ok i met them 3 years before at my SIL’s wedding probably but seriously? who are they? Yeah. They were all nice but it was strange.
Post # 6
The only people in The Guy Family who I know are his immediate family members (his parents, sisters, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews), so I haven’t met any of the other ~35 people who The Guy’s parents have asked us to invite….should be interesting!
Post # 7
Nope, I don’t know the majority of FI’s family’s invitees. A lot of them are in Israel or Australia, but I’ve also just never even heard their names before. And we’re inviting them why??….Oh well, I’ve given up on that battle.
Post # 8
I’ve met everyone on FI’s side of the list, and I think FI’s met 90% of mine (there may be a few cousins that he missed last Xmas). We kept our guest list pretty small, extending only out to 1st cousins and very close friends (still around 130 ppl since I have a really big family).
Post # 9
I have personally met everyone on our guest list (about 120 people). We wanted a small wedding (it’s gotten bigger than originally planned), but Fiance and I felt that it was very important that we personally know all the guests. We really limited the number of “family friends” that our parents invited.
Post # 10
I was very picky about who I did and didn’t want to have on my guestlist, even of people I DO Know (ie. some family). There are probably 6 or 8 people I don’t actually know who are business partners with my dad, that I haven’t met or only met once, but I have no choice about inviting them. Out of our list of 250 people (80% family or friends like family) I think that’s pretty good.
Post # 11
LOADS of people I’ve never met on future in-laws side… Half of whom I’ve never heard of… I too, have given up insisting a smaller, more intimate wedding. We were aiming for 130 people… its more like 150 now.
Post # 12
There were definitely a few on my parents and my inlaws’ lists that I had never met. But I got over it, because they were paying for their guests and those people were important to them. We got to invite everyone we wanted to (well, within limits) so the more the merrier!
Post # 13
… I’d say I don’t know about half our list, actually. Well, a little less than half. I haven’t met most of Mr. KM’s family cause they live up in Indian/ Michigan and he doesn’t see them that much.
Post # 14
There are probably 30 invitees I’ve never heard of/never met/and if they come, I’ll probably never see again…..mostly his extended fam (they live on the other side of the country)….
begs the question…..why arent we just sending these people announcements?!?!
Post # 15
As far as I’m aware, we don’t have any strangers on the list, even though we haven’t met every single one of each other’s family and friends. If either of us don’t know them, they don’t get an invite. Weddings are expensive to begin with and should consist of your nearest and dearest rather than your hairdresser’s mailman’s brother whom you will never see again.
Post # 16
Even though Ive been with my hub for about 4 years I havent met everyone in his family
(a lot live away from us) ..
so i probably never met about 30 to 40 of them!