- 3 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
FI and I are having a teeny little intimate wedding (20 guests, ish) and then in the two weeks after will have fun, fairly casual receptions in my hometown and then in his.
His parents are pretty much taking charge with the one in his hometown. I probably won’t know more than 20% of the people there, lol, but it’s fine with me! That’s how they want to welcome me into the family, I suppose. 🙂
The one in my hometown is trickier. My parents are divorced and do not typically interact, so there’s no one but me to really “take charge.” I’m really uncertain what to do.
Do I invite my fairly distant relatives (e.g., people I haven’t seen in 2 years? 5 years? 10 years?)? What about family members I typically see every 2 years or so, but who live 500+ miles away? I want to recognize them, and I want them to know that I WANT them to be there, but since it’s just a casual-ish reception, I think that they probably won’t make it. I really, really don’t want it to seem that I’m just sending them an invite so that they’ll respond with a gift.
Also, my parents have said that whether or not they invite their friends is up to me (ugh). Any thoughts on that? We will probably have 75+ family members there (lol, huuuuuuge Catholic family) and maybe 6-10 family friends. Would that be awkward to have the number of parents’ friends be so tiny?
General thoughts on the matter–not specific to my situation–also welcome!!