- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Hello everyone! I’m brand new here to posting, but I’ve been looking at posts for a while (read: looking at lots of beautiful dresses and shoes…)
I plan to post some more and get more involved and I hope you don’t mind me starting with asking for some advice?!
I’m gettting married in June and am finally sending out some invites (it’s been a really busy year…) no-one got STDs even though we had them made and we’ve really only just come up with a final guest list. We’re looking at having about 80 people to our ceremony and sit down meal, this is due to a mixture of space and cost. Now the problem is I have a large extended family, who are nice enough but I don’t know a lot of them all that well and me and the boy want to invite a lot of our friends.
Part of the size issue come from some generational quirks my family have, all my cousins are much older than me and their kids are my age and younger. To help with space for the ceremony we are planning on just inviting my cousins to the ceremony and inviting their kids to the evening reception (that’s 8 to the ceremony and a further 9 to the evening ceremony). I think the youngest kid is about 11 or 12, the eldest in their mid 20s. The hotel we are getting married in has a swimming pool, and also woodland that they could hang out in, and is near a small town they could easily get too (if enough of the older ones come) to enterain themselves with for the day.
Now to the question, is this wording alright for the invitation for the younger ones:
“We would love for you to be involved in our day, unfortunately there are limits on space for the ceremony. Hopefully you and the other cousins can enjoy the hotel facilities and local attractions for the day and come and join in the fun bit in the evening!”
I plan to send it at the same time as the day invitiation for their parents. What do you think? Is there a better way to word it? I’m sure this is what we want to do, but I want to be as kind as I can when I do it…