- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2007
Oh ladies, why oh why do our guests lists get so out of control?? We are trying to finalise ours before Christmas for our July 9th wedding as H2B is deployed from Jan to just before our wedding.
So our venue holds 130 for dinner, 120 comfortably really and can hold 150 for an evening reception. We initially thought we would have about 100 people there. But our list is now at 184 people… and we have cut it down, and cut it down… How on earth do you control this thing?
In terms of who these people are:
- 22 are our wedding party
- 30 are his family (aunts/uncles and a few cousins)
- 25 are my family (aunts/uncles and cousins)
- 16 are friends that we are definately inviting
- 30 are friends that we want to invite
- 40 are my Mom’s family… extended family…
- 20 are a collection of people we have to invite for various reasons.
I have no idea where to go with this! With my Mom’s extended family, if we invite one, we have to invite them all really and my Mom wants to invite 8 of them. I am ok with 8, but 40… at least 15 of whom are kids… I am so stuck with this!
We have gone into 2 lists now for posting invites –
1 – wedding party, his family, my family, friends we need to invite.
2- other friends & people we have to invite.
But we have that additional group of 40… I want to put them in the second list, probably after our friends if I am honest but I just don’t know!
Of the invites, it is possible that 168 people may come. Other invites are being sent out of courtesy. Realistically, out of 168 invites, do I have a chance in heaven of only 120 people turning up? I should say we are getting married in a place that is 2 hours drive away for most people (long story!) so that may hopefully impact some rsvps…