(Closed) Frustration with my guest list and pondering 2 receptions..ugh

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would make a guest list of everyone you would want to invite — like everyone — and see if you can budget for that.  115 people is not THAT much more than 85.  I would do that, and go from there.  Some people will not come, remember, which will lower the total count.

Post # 5
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

In terms of reception– have you looked at the Clarendon Ballroom? They can hold large receptions, are relatively close, and were affordable.


Post # 7
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

You don’t want to put yourself into debt for a wedding REMEMBER THAT. What about something fun and informal- a bbq or a party with no formal dinner? When you don’t play into the wedding-games venues and vendors have you believe (the sit-down dinner, the videographer, the designer dress, the expensive but usually wasted favors, etc), you can save a lot of money. 

Post # 8
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Scrap the invites for the 25 people you don’t plan to invite to your reception dinner.  Inviting 85 to your ceremony when you can only host 60 at your reception is in extremely poor taste.  It’s best to just not invite those people at all.

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