Post # 1
that doesn’t care if extras show up or invite themselves? Where I am from, in my circles, the more the merrier. You want to bring your boyfriend or mom? Sure, that’s fine with us. I know a lot of people have to stress about this, but it’s not something we worry about. Just curious if others out there are like me?
Post # 3
I would love to have everyone bring plus ones… like you said ‘the more the merrier’ unfortunately we don’t have the money to have more than 80 people at the reception.
Post # 4
I think this may be the case because everything is much cheaper here than other places.
Post # 5
At the day-after pig roast, guests are encouraged to bring friends and family!
Post # 6
@KT808: Definitely jealous of the day after pig roast! Sounds so great!!
Post # 7
While we would like to keep our reception as “small” as possible with our huge families, I have vowed not to stress about extras inviting themselves or showing up. Our venue holds 50 more people than we will invite and I know a large number of them won’t be showing up!
Post # 8
I think we would all love to have more people if we could, but as said prior it all comes down to money. If that is not an issue or you are having sort of free seating and buffet style then go for it!
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If I had the space and the money I would invite all of the party people.
Post # 10
I’m mostly in your camp; we’ve given almost everyone the chance to bring a guest, their kids, whoever. The only folks we’ve specifically not added “and guest” or “and family” for the invites are the folks we know would be likely to bring some random weirdo they met at the train station 😀
Post # 11
In theory, I don’t mind. But given that our guest list is already well over 250…that could potentially be a nightmare if more than a few people did it lol. But if it was just a couple of people, I wouldn’t care.
Post # 12
I think it comes down to what your venue max is/ Like for me, I didn’t care because I had to have 150 adult meals minimum or I would be charged $2000 just for the room.
However, I do think a lot of brides tend to bitch just to bitch because they are stubborn. Unless you have a capacity or you are paying so much a plate and have a strict budget I would say loosen up. The more the merrier 🙂