(Closed) Guest list issues – Mom wants to organize everything!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Compromise.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@amw511s: Unfortunately when your family is paying for part of your wedding you really do need to take their opinions into account. I would suggest working out a set number of guests that you and your Fiance and each set of parents can invite and letting each party sort out their own list.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

It seems like the things you are paying for aren’t affected by the number of guests.  If they were, I could see why you’d want to keep tight control on the guest list but if you think about it, handling the guest list is a huge pain anyway.  Why is it that you feel so strongly about organizing it?

Edit- Of course if your mom might cut “your” guest list to accommodate “her” list, I get why that’s an issue too.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would just say, “Mom, it makes a lot more sense for Fiance and I to put the guest list together since we’re blending both families plus our friends on it. I’m getting a list from everyone, and once I’ve had a chance to go through and put them together I’d love to go over it with you.” Then be firm.

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