- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Again, I am trying to pin down what I want my wedding to be, and think I am getting close.
My fiance and I discussed our options: have a large wedding, inviting all family and friends (and risk not being able to really have an estimate of number attending, because a lot of my family lives across the country..so I’m not sure how soon we’d be able to get a good number)
or, just forget the hassle of not knowing, and just inviting immediate family (13 people total)
I liked the idea of a larger wedding, but honestly, we don’t have much money at all (hoping to have a wedding under 8k…and I wana nice wedding, dammit!).
So, we decided…why not invite only immediate family (parents, siblings, and children of siblings if any) AND our close friends. (guest list: 35-40)
I really love this idea. I will still have a good amount of people at my wedding, but won’t have to break our budget.
I spoke to my mom about it, and she likes the idea, but said she’ll talk to my dad tomorrow (hopefully he won’t have a big issue with it. However, she know that our family (aunts, uncles, cousins) might have issues wtih the fact that we are inviting friends, but not them – especially my extended family who lives in the area. eek.
So…what do you all think about this? Ultimately its our day, and I feel like this would be the best compromise. A lot of our friends played a real big part in our relationship, and I have the right to invite them. However, I really cannot afford to include all of my outside family, which is why I think I should only limit it to immediate family.
Anybody had a similar situation? How did it play out?