(Closed) Cutting down a guest list

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s really up to you and your fiance, it’s your day, you can do whatever you like. You really don’t have to tell ANYTHING they aren’t invited.. they will know they aren’t if they dont receive an invite.

You could do a smaller type wedding, make parents, grandparents, siblings and friends.

And leave off all the cousins, second cousins, and people you only see at the forced family reunions.

Post # 4
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Or get married at the courthouse and get someone in your families to organize a potluck reception. There’s no reason to go into debt for a wedding; it’s not worth it.

Post # 5
1356 posts
Bumble bee

If his family is huge, you’re not going to be able to invite them all anyways, unless you wait and save up for 10 years.

I think they will understand. It’s also not unheard of that if you make wedding plans but the parents want more people to be invited, they contribute financially to help get those people invited.

And honestly, the smallest weddings I’ve attended have been the best. You can have a vow renewal once you have money and invite them all, but for now they will understand that you guys are not able to finance a big guestlist. 

Post # 7
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Will either of your parents help out with the money? I know my cousin, got married at this old barn type of place, that wasn’t known for having weddings…(but ended up being GORGEOUS)and it was really cheap, and she probably had about 50 guests. So I think there are places out there that are affordable, yet will let you have more than just 10 people. She also DIYed her own flowers like me (from Bloomsbythebox.com). So she ended up saving so much money from doing all this, so maybe you could cut the costs in other ways besides the guest list?

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