- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
We wanted a smal wedding. 49 people was the maximum capacity on the schooner that we both loved. Alas, we both have big families, so it wasn’t a realistic dream to stick to our 49 person guest list.
We started out with 120 guests on the list. Too many for a schooner, but there are plenty of lovely venues out there. We chose a venue that had a maximum COMFORTABLE capacity of 150 – perfect, right? JUST in case we missed anyone!
Well, we sent the lists to the moms to review. My mom added 3 people, guiltily. FI’s mom added 22. Okay, we’re up to 145… but our place holds 150, so we should still be okay, especially if anyone declines!
We counted up the number of invitations we’d need (looking at households), and saw that we needed 65 invitations. We ordered 75, JUST in case we messed something up. We sent our Save the Dates.
No sooner is our invitation order placed, I get an email from FMIL adding a few more households. Now we’re at 152… and short on invitations!? GRRR…
Fast forward to last week. We sent out our invitations on Tuesday… then attended a “summer bbq” at FMIL’s house. Friends, family, friends of family, all chattering on about whose RSVP we’d get back first. FMIL’s friends R&M ask us about our honeymoon, where we’re heading, etc. I realize, hmmm…. R&M were not on the list from FMIL! Not the first list.. .OR the second list.
FI approaches, pats R on the back and says “R! M! Did you guys get your invitation?!” My heart sinks. “Well you should have, we sent them out on Tuesday!” continues FI… I have the deer in headlights look, then quickly compose myself and say “well, if you haven’t gotten it already, let me double check the address we had for you…” Phew, good cover, but now one more invitation needs to be sent.
That, I can handle. My FMIL arguing with me that I must have deleted them from the original list… Alright, lady, are you serious?!
RSVP date is 8/24. We officially have 156 on our guest list. NO MORE. PLEASE!