- 11 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Your Mom’s guest list is crazy- does she not see how strange it is that her guest list alone is more than that of the Bride, Groom, and Groom’s parents combined?!?!? Tell her she needs to trim her guest list to include “necessary people” only (i.e., family members that you actually have a relationship with) and if she doesn’t amend the list, do it for her. I think it’s quite a burden for her to expect you to invite her friends’ kids- especially when you have to pay for all of them.
I was stressed out about how to handle my guest list without causing drama, too. My sister (who’s been married for 6 yrs) gave me some good advice- if you won’t even see the person within the next year in order for them to be pissed off at you for not inviting them, then don’t invite them. I.e., if it is a person you haven’t seen in the past year, and probably won’t see in the year after you’re married, don’t invite them.
It kinda helped me put things in perspective.