(Closed) Guest list guilt… Long

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If I were you, I would talk to your grandpa. Let him know how much he means to you and how excited you are to have him at your day. Then mention the guest list issues– that you cannot afford to have everyone you want and you have already limited it to closest friends and immediate family. Even then, you can’t afford everyone. Then ask him whether it would hurt his feelings to not invite some of his siblings and their children. If he is on your side, it will make it easier to face grandma together.

Post # 4
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Could you maybe trim the budget without cutting ALL of his family?

Maybe have your ceremony at a non-meal time and serve hors d’oeurves or appetizers at the reception?  Could you do a brunch or lunch reception- it’s often much cheaper than a dinner!

Another compromise would be to cut them from the guest list, but still send out wedding announcements after you get married, so they are still included but you don’t have to worry about being over budget.

Best of luck!!

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