HELP? How do we cut the guest list??

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

Just be honest and explain the situation to them.  Let them know you had a serious issue with your venue and have to have the wedding somewhere else.  Unfortunately it means that you have to cut your guest list drastically.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

is there a way to do the orginal venue at another time–may.march??

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

k-doll42515:  how/why did you book anything for that date when you had not locked in your venue with a contract for that date?  and why collect addresses before you’d had venue and date and capacity completely finalized?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

k-doll42515:  ok…. 150 to 50 is a drastic cut. I have two ways to potentially work around this.

Option 1. Immediate family across the board ONLY. No cousins and of course a few close friends to round out the group.

Option 2. pick and choose the people you think will be most understanding and host a post wedding celebration that is open to these guests.

At the end of the day it is your wedding. It is a little challenging since people may have been excited to go but not are finding out they wont be able to. It is your day. Choose to spend it with the people who will add to that day the most for you emotionally.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

k-doll42515:  oh goodness- might help if you included that in your opening post.  so sorry to hear that.  ppl will understand if you just explain it to them the way you did to me just now & not how you did in your first post.  just say- our venue burned down and, unfortunately, the new venue we could secure in this amount of time has a capacity of only 50 ppl, so we’re limited to almost only family.  I’d understand that & feel bad for you.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

k-doll42515:  that sounds like you figured it out! That is great news. Hope it goes well for you 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

🙂 glad you got it figured out

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - county fairgrounds

Just explain to them the situation and people will understand,  they might be upset but they’ll understand… pick closest friends and relatives. If that just means mom dad siblings and grandparents so be it you can always throw some other get together with the other people at later times

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