(Closed) Guest List on a Small Budget- Tips? (Long, Sorry!)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re not inviting kids (although there are no small kids in our family) – but my friends who are parents seem thrilled to have a night off. At least, that’s what the ones who have spoken up have told me, and that’s pretty much all I have to go by.

Post # 4
97 posts
Worker bee

I think its fine if you don’t invite any children, just as long as you making it a rule, and not picking and choosing which kids to invite. Like, no kids under 12 or something like that.

Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We aren’t having (m)any children, except the flower girl.  We basically just made a cut-off at first cousins.  B only has 2 first cousins who are under 18.  I have no underage first cousins, so that’s where we drew the line.

One of the other ways we decided to cut on cost was to have a lunch reception and we’re also able to have the ceremony at the same location (so no ceremony site fee!!) and that has made a BIG difference.  We thought about having a non-meal time reception and serving heavy apps, but it ended up being about the same cost for a plated lunch, so we went with that since it’s a little more formal.

Post # 6
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Maybe I just had good guests, but I picked and chose kids, and nobody complained. I actually had one couple say to my mother that it was my wedding and my right to decide who I wanted to invite, so they came without their children. I did, of course, have my one crazy aunt show up with her entire family, baby included, but overall, it wasn’t a problem.

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