(Closed) Guest List Woes

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think it’s completely ridiculous. I’m in the same boat as you in that I don’t have many friends from my hometown coming (read 1-2), but Fiance has a bunch of his friends coming, some I have known for awhile and others barely met, but in the end after our parents contributed their lists, mine ended up bigger than his because my parent’s have more people to invite than he does. So it might even out like mine did, but it might not, so it’s completely up to you to decide what you want to do I guess is what I’m saying. I’d just keep cool until all the lists come back to you so that you can make a rational decision at that point.

Post # 4
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Actually I am in the same situation with my Fiance. We are having our wedding in the town we met where we went to school, which also happens to be his hometown. Which means that many, many of his high school friends and church friends went to college with him and he’s been in contact with them a lot more than I have with my old hometown friends. I’ve kept in contact with the ones that are important to me of course, but the acquaintances from my old hometown didn’t all make the list. He also has a HUGE family, (50ish) expected to come, whereas the total number of my family will equal 10. 

Since we went to college together we have a large base of mutual friends, but I totally understand what you’re saying about the balance between the two guest lists. I suppose all I can say is that when it’s my wedding day, I know the people who I care about the most will be there, and the same for him. It may be a bit off balance, but that’s destined to happen in a lot of weddings…maybe talk to your Fiance and see if there’s anyone on the list that isn’t a do-or-die invite? We had to cut back on some of his list so we could try to balance it more too. Good luck!

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