- 5 years ago
My SO and I are not engaged yet, but the proposal is coming late summer/early fall this year and we’ve already decided on an October 2014 wedding.
We got to talking about guest lists and wedding size over the weekend and he brought up the fact that between his large extended family, plethora of friends and the clients/friends his parents will inevitably insist on inviting, he will be adding a good 150+ people to the list before we get to MY family and friends.
I’d always imagined a more intimate affair for my wedding (my ex-FI and I were planning 80 or less), but since I imagine his parents will be contributing most if not all of the funding for our wedding, it looks like I’m going to get a GIGANTIC affair instead. Which isn’t so bad, but the thought of being the center of attention for SO many strangers is a bit daunting to me as I have an anxiety disorder.
So for those with huge guest lists, especially with lots of people you didn’t know well/at all – how did you deal with it?
Did you go table by table during the reception to thank guests or did you have a receiving line?
(Hope I put this in the correct board!)