(Closed) Fuming over step-mother’s invitation list

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

I think you have a good plan. Explain to her that you are trying to keep the guest list to 150 people max, and that after you your Fiance have come up with your “must-haves” that leaves X spots. If she insists that they won’t come, then I think you explain that you are more than happy to send them an announcement after the wedding to let them know about your recent marriage.

Good luck, girl!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@rollercoaster: i know exactly how you feel. My father (estranged) decided that he was going to invite everyone he knows to MY wedding. He was supposed to come as a guest…we have a guest limit of 200 and im pretty sure he invited over 80.

I actually wrote him an email last night and said the venue was small…and that even we had to narrow down OUR guest list. so he needed to cut his guest list.  He actually already sent out an email telling people that they are invited…but thats his problem not mine.

DEF make her cut the guest list…and if she refuses…then she needs to pay for the guests that she is inviting. if that is even an option at your venue.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yeh I would absolutely give her like a number. It’s your wedding and as far as I’m concerned it’s up to you who you invite! She should consider herself lucky you are even letting her invite people!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Giving her a set number is a good idea.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would tell her that she can X amount and if they have to get an invite then she must front the money for the extra people if they respond yes.

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