- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So, my fiance and I only JUST decided to have a wedding. Originally, we were just going to go to courthouse and keep it simple. Now that we are deciding to have a wedding, we want to keep it as small and intimate as possible. Having narrowed our guestlist down to the people we absolutely want there, we are still looking at around 120 people. The venue is a backyard, so space is definitely limited, as well as our budget.
I am not close why my dad’s side of the family. He has 6 siblings and they all have spouses/children, which would add about 30-40 people to the list. I rarely see or talk to them, maybe once every few years, and they all live on the other side of the country! I’m very close with my mom’s side of the family, they live near me and I see them regularly and spend all holidays with them, so naturally they will all be invited.
How do I address this issue? No doubt my father will not be thrilled about the situation, and while his parents (my grandparents) will be invited, none of their other children are. I imagine they will not be happy about it either.
I really can’t follow the all or nothing rule because of the dynamics of the relationship with my mom’s side of the family vs. my dad’s side of the family. And we simply cannot afford to invite them.