- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I come from a big family (22 aunts and uncles, 50-something cousins) and my FI only has 27 people total. When I orginally asked MOG how many people she would be inviting, she told me no more than 30 people.
I asked for a guest list before viewing my reception area to know what numbers I would be looking to use. She came back with 89 people, most whom I had never met and didn’t recognize. My FI and I have been together for 5 years and we’ve met each other’s whole families. Upon further investigation, the people are distant relatives who may or may not come, but will be offended if not invited. There are also acquaintances from a club she is in that meets monthly, the neighbors she does not really talk with, and “friends” my FI and I do not like. My FI is in the military and we want to invite his men and our friends. My max list of 150 guests ballooned to 270 overnight!
How do I not offend these unknown family members and MOG while still having the wedding that I want?!?