(Closed) I wish I could say it is a family-only wedd, truth is we are picking favorites..

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly, there is no good way – no matter what you are rubbing it in their faces that they are not invited to the wedding. And you can’t invite people who aren’t invited to the wedding to pre-wedding celebratory events.

I don’t really know the situation but you still have a lot of time, can you find another venue so that you can have all the people you want to share your day with you?

Post # 4
7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Get used to telling people that you and your FI decided to – or are having – a small wedding.  That’s all you have to say.  Practice in front of a mirror.  People who are not that close to you won’t expect to be included in a small wedding.  You don’t have to tell them you don’t have a lot of family… or go into any other sort of explanation.

I used the birthday rule.  If I knew and celebrated your birthday – you were close enough of a friend that I’d invite.  If I knew and didn’t celebrate your bday – you were probably cut.  I’m a big bday person/celebrator, so this worked for me…. hope it’s helpful for you!

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