- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2023
Because I’m making all the invites, I’m sending them out as I make them, in batches of 10 at a time.
The first batch went out on friday. In less than two days we have had FI’s grandmother invite his Great-Aunt (who FI never sees), and a friend of FI’s mother see the invite and ask for one.
I’ve allowed the Aunt, because Grandmother wants to sit next to someone she gets along with – and we’ve had a couple of cuts to our list recently, which makes space.
But I am absolutely not budging on the friend. It’s just not happening. If we start letting people add themselves now, only two days in, then who knows how many we’ll have at the end of it all!
Yes, this is just a bit of a rant, but I’d also like advice on how to gently break it to FI’s mother that her friend just can’t come. The problem is that she knows we’ve got space on the list, so we can’t use the ‘there’s no space for her’ excuse.
Of course, if she persists, she’ll just get ‘That just won’t be possible’ – rince and repeat till she gets the message, but I’d like to be a bit more diplomatic at first!