Post # 1
I’m so sick of people (mainly his side family & friends) not being able to comprehend not every single person we’ve ever laid eyes on can be invited to the wedding…
My mom is paying for our reception. Wants to keep it under $10K so we set the number at 220…We’re now at 249 (25 of those extra being from his side; but random people not family)
I feel like I finally have his mom grasping it after many many arguments & pretty much sticking a wedge between my fiance & I…but now he got a message from a friend’s wife that friend’s parents didn’t get their save the date and do we need their address….Uhh no? Common sense would tell you if his parents didn’t get a save the date a month later than you got yours clearly they’re not invited!!!! ugh… I’m so frustrated.
I’m basically sick to death of planning this wedding and just want it over with.
Post # 3
is that 249 the amount of people you’re inviting or the amount of people who are actually coming? We invited 227 and based on RSVPs it’s looking like we’re getting less than 120 actually coming.
Post # 4
@cerulean_dreams: 249 is still a ton of people to invite! I’m sorry you are getting hassled over trying to keep the numbers down. It’s truly amazing how oblivious people are when it comes to creating guest lists.
That’s pretty absurd that the friend’s wife was fishing for an invite for her in-laws!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
I’m sorry. I can definitely understand your frustration.
Just let people know , as much as you would love for everyone to come, you have a limited guest list.
Post # 6
We invited 220 and got 150. Depending on the age and location of your guests, you should count for at least a 20% decline rate. Even more so if you are giving single people +1s.
Post # 7
Well, my mom can only afford 220 so we aren’t going to invite 300 hoping only 220 come. That’s a good way to get screwed and is completely asinine.
Post # 8
@ImmaBee: right? I’d neknee message one of his friends looking for an invite for his parents! People are so clueless & ballsy!!