(Closed) Best way to handle these invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can draw the line anywhere you want or need to. It is easier for all if you are consistent in your invitations though.

If you invite aunts and uncles on his side but not grown children and tier families, then I suggest you do the same on your side.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Given your FH’s family history of showing up, it seems that the best option might be to use RSVP cards that specifically say “We have reserved ___ seats in your honor” and then they choose accept or regret – lots of brides on the bee have used that style to limit the number of invitees from families.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@SouthernGirl:  I think he could discretely let them know that since you weren’t able to invite everyone you would have liked to invite, they should avoid sharing wedding details with others who may not be invtied.

Post # 8
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Newbee

We had the same situation as you with the hubs’s side of the family. They are a VERY large family (just his mother’s side adds up to 75) so we just invite the aunts and uncles without their adult children/grandchildren.

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