Post # 1
I have to say I started cutting a few guests and placing them on the “B” list because there are some things we want SO bad and cutting guests is so easy, when some are strangers or courtesy plus ones or friends we haven’t seen in almost a year, and they are saving us $100 a pop! I hated this suggestion before but we cut five people whom we won’t miss at all and feel the lack of communication from them is reason enough to not invite them (friends that make no attempt to hang out even though we invite them places once in a while) and now we are planning on doing some stuff we couldn’t otherwise afford.
It feels great! I’d rather have a smaller wedding that is gorgeous and less money stress than invite bad friends out of courtesy.
Post # 3
Yes I loved having a small wedding!
Post # 4
That’s great! Hopefully these now B list guests, didn’t already receive STD’s right??
Post # 5
yep. having good people at your wedding and getting things you really want are soo much better than extras!
Post # 7
I had 75 and wouldnt change it. I cut off a lot of people and actually it caused a stir to some people but we were shocked at that – for God sake, we arent some crazy socialite couple and celebrity wedding, etc! I said no dates – We had about 15 singles. At the end I told my three best girlfriends they could bring a guest when I realized we had less RSVP than contracted for (80) so it worked out and we stayed in budget.
Post # 8
I hope I get that same feeling soon. We recently have also reconsidered some people we have on our list, and have to think about whether we would miss them not being there. That’s a good way of putting it, thanks!
Post # 9
Is it sick to admit that I just LOVE cutting people?! I don’t even think twice about it. FI has had to calm me down a few times, because I just want to cut everyone! Then again, in the beginning I wanted a very small wedding…currently our guest list is 185 though. I’m hoping to get it to 175!