- 8 years ago
On his side, we have everyone in his family, plus a couple childhood friends, plus about 10 coworkers, plus his Mom’s best friend and her husband. The point of contention I have is mostly with his mom’s side. She is an only child, and the additions she has made to the list are of the cousin/second cousin/great aunt variety. We see them possibly once per year. The addition of her friend, again, I find to be a bit much. I know that all of these people were invited to his first wedding – which I will add was paid for by the bride’s parents and very lavish (and the marriage ended at two months, so go figure). This event is funded 100% by us as a couple with zero financial input from either familial side.
The only other issue we have is that for most of these folks, we have requested addresses from them or form other family. We haven’t mailed anything or specified what the addresses were for, but people know we are engaged so I’m fairly sure that some of them expect it is for an invitation, not just a wedding announcement.
What to do and how to approach this? And all, honest advice, appreciated. 🙂