(Closed) Ahahaha…omgosh, I'm going to be sick (freakout moment)

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

These days, your list is YOUR LIST, not your parents’ list. Even if they’re paying. You can, however, bump up the list a bit as a courtesy to those who are paying for your celebration. 

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would let her know you are uneasy about the budget. Something like “I know you offered to pay for ____ and that’s awesome, but we haven’t sat down and talked about actual number yet.  We made a start at a guest list, and tried to keep it down to start with- we didn’t want to make plans and be disappointed if it turned into something to big.”  Ask her to sit down and get an actual number for the budget, show her your list of people, and work from there. 

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Maybe approach it as “We can afford to have X number of guests, and we have started a list with that number in mind. Knowing that the venue can hold up to 250, there is some room to move that number, but we will need to talk about the budget if we want to go beyond X.”

That keeps it neutral, but it opens the door for the conversation about how much they are willing to contribute if they want to be able to invite more people.

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