- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
We are on a fixed price wedding plan and that included 65 day guests and up to 120 evening guests (our ceremony is at 4pm and it’s all in the same venue.) We also accidently ended up adding 5 people to our day guests that we are paying extra for (long story but we’re happy to have the extra 5 day spaces). The only (embarrassing) problem is that we don’t know 120 people to bring to the evening do. We’re really worried our venue will look empty – we’re realistically expecting about 80! I know we should have thought about this before we booked but we were just happy to have the opportunity for more evening guests if needed.
The main problem is that we are having our wedding at a random location. We both moved away from our home towns for university and then stayed there but we’re actually having the wedding about an hour away from there because the venue is beautiful. This means that my family/friends will be around an hour away and his family/friends will be 4 hours away. (All our uni friends went back home). I’m sure if we had more day spaces (but this isn’t affordable for us and we’re only allowed a max of 80 anyway) then more of his friends would turn up, but can we really expect then to travel 4 hours for an evening do? We’ve not even mentioned it to them yet because we’re too embarrassed as they might presume a whole day invite. The same goes for my work mates, it’s over an hour away but as they all have kids they might not come as they would have to drive so can’t drink, and might expect that the invite actually includes the ceremony. Any advice Bees?