Post # 1
I was talking with a friend today, she made a comment on how she was invited to my wedding while my other work friends were not. My wedding people limit can only be 50 (based on where I booked it) – I actually never did invite this particular friend. I felt weird telling her that. . . how do I politely tell her that she is not invited?!?! I don’t want to hurt feelings…but I also can’t have over 50 to the wedding.
Post # 3
I would just politely explain that your venue is extremely limited, and as such, you could only invite 50 people. That’s a small enough number that, hopefully, she’ll understand that you and your Fiance had to make some tough decisions when deciding who to invite. If you focus on the venue limitations, I don’t think she’ll take it personally or anything. Hopefully she’ll see that only your very nearest and dearest were invited to the wedding.
Post # 4
Say that “actually we’ve only invited family and bridal party to our wedding.”
Post # 6
Just say exactly what you told us.
Post # 7
Yep. Just be direct about it. I said something like, “We’re blessed that a lot of people want to celebrate with us, but we’ve had to stick to family and bridal party only.”
Post # 8
@Hbhb: I think that when she doesn’t receive an invitation she will figure it out.
Post # 9
You have to be direct. If you don’t tell her now and just wait her feelings will be even more hurt then.
Post # 10
@andielovesj: Exactly! When she doesn’t get an invitation she will figure it out.
No point in an awkward conversation and if she brings it up after say our venue only held 50 so we had to keep it to close family and our closeest friends. There is no need for a kiss kiss we wanted everyone there talk, plain and simple it held 50 ppll that is it.