(Closed) Guest List Dramarama

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The guest list is always an issue for most brides I’m sure!!  I went through it myself.  We wanted a small destination wedding of 70 (guestlist) but when the parents (both sides) got involved our guestlist doubled, so now its about 135!! 

We explained that we wanted a smaller wedding because we’re paying for it, but then they offered to pay for those people they wanted to invite if they even end up going to our Destination Wedding wedding.  They’re reasoning for inviting more was because they don’t want feelings to be hurt and our parents know for sure that these extra invited people won’t come anyway. 

It’s hard to get around the guest list, I think its the hardest part about wedding plannning!  It’s something that you need to figure out if it’ll work in your budget and if not put your foot down to both your parents, especially if you and your Fiance are paying for it yourselves!

Post # 4
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1011 posts
Bumble bee

One of the ways I got around it was to choose a small venue!  I told my mom she could blame me for not inviting people.  Fortunately, FI’s parents didn’t have a huge list!

Post # 5
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, I’ve been there. My mom went a little crazy with the guestlist, even going so far as to invite one of her psychotic friends who I actively dislike WITH a guest. We weren’t going for the really intimate wedding so after a bit of a freakout I was finally just like whatever. I didn’t want to deal with the drama and I’m just going to ignore the people I don’t know/care for anyway. In your situation though that’s tough. I second the small venue idea.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

My venue def helped. It’s very small, so I had an excuse to put my foot down. My mom wanted 125 people, my list if now 65. Woot!

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