(Closed) Yay me! Cut FILs friends from guest list…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hope everything goes ok. It is so hard cutting down the guest list! We invited a similar amount (113) and thought we’d have about 110 coming. We only have about 99.. so that was a bit of a relief.

Hope everything works out!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m sorry that they are inflating the guest list 🙁 Let us know what happens!! I hope there isn’t any drama.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My future mother in law tried to do the same thing. She wanted all of her friends to come too, she said that they would get offended. What I am doing is not involving her at all with the invitations. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Beware about not involving FIL with the guest list going forward.  My FIL’s decided after invitations were sent out to add more people to the guest list.  We told them the people they wanted to invite weren’t on the original guest list and they told us that they “forgot” to add these people and told these people that an invitation would be coming for them.  I later learned through my FI that his parents thought they could add more people since they invited less people then my family originally (yet my parents are paying for 95% of the reception).  No fun to have to work that one out.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Cougar09:  And then I also don’t get the whole…Invite them, but they won’t come. Then I won’t invite them!

Yeah right.  The last 2 people that we added to the list – that FILs begged us to invite because they wouldn’t come anyway – were the first guests to RSVP yes.  The first!  Thankfully we had room in the budget (or we wouldn’t have invited them) so it worked out, but sheesh!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I understand what you’re going through, I’m hoping ppl decline, I was looking at 100 ppl and now its closer to 150, and so far I can’t see anyways of cutting it down.

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