Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
We are inviting about 90 people, but over a third of them are out of town and probably won’t come (lots of my mom’s invitees who I don’t know; she’s paying for half the wedding). I kind of want 75 people at the wedding (since it’s the max we can afford w/o going over budget), and there are about 20 people I may send invites to late if we are under that with all our RSVPs in. I calculated about 60 yeses based on how well I know people and if they are in town or not.
Anyone else doing a B list?
Post # 3
I didn’t understand the whole “b list” things until after I had bought and made invitations for the 51 invites we needed to send with only a few extra supplies.. so no not really.
With the extra paper/invites/inserts/etc we invited 2 “b list” invitees that are friends from our Young Adults group…
but couldn’t really do the “b list” b/c most of it was extended family and you can’t really invite 1 aunt but not the other.. lol
Post # 4
I have such a huge family and so many people that “should” be there but our venue cannot fit- so once we see how many people will not be able to travel to make it, we will then include people from our B-list…
Post # 5
@bellagio: Yup. We both have HUGE families. So we did our guest list in order of importance to the both of us. May sound cut-throat, but I’ve already had so many people invite themselves or make rermarks about getting “their invitation” that I am so over it. It makes me want to punch something.
The B-list is there, they are still people that we would like to come (like for instance some work people that I am sort of close to int he work setting), but just aren’t the ones we DEFINITELY want at the wedding (like members of our family, and life-long friends).