- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
So I’m finalizing my guest list. My save the dates, according to my planner, were supposed to be out this month but I know right now that won’t be happening. We are hoping for a wedding of 100-115 (120 being ABSOLUTE MAX). I asked FI’s mom for a list of the people she wanted to invite. I thought she would ask me for a number as a cutoff or guideline, but she didn’t. She gave me a HUGE list with maybe 50 people on it. Most of them FI doesn’t even know. BTW my parents are paying for the wedding in its entirity. FI says we don’t have to invite everyone she listed, but I don’t want to be offensive or anything. She says only probably 30 will actually attend the wedding (which isn’t bad at all). As of right now it appears that we will be inviting about 145 people. Based on those numbers, how many do you think we can assume will actually attend our wedding? Will we be within the “safe” range of 100-115? Or should we cut people? My parents are starting to freak out about the money and are considering cutting back on their own picks because of MIL’s number of invitations. I don’t want them to have to do that- they’re the ones paying! How many do you think I can expect to actually show up?