- 2 weeks ago
- Wedding: August 2019
I need some advice… We ended up booking a venue that I’m worried is slightly too small for our wedding. We don’t want to change it, so instead we are having a very ruthless guest list. We ended up cutting some friends that we haven’t talked to much since we moved away about 3 years ago, which was a pretty tough call and they’ll likely be surprised they weren’t invited. But you gotta do what you gotta do, I suppose.
Our wedding will be about 5 hours away, closer to where our friends and family are. My question is, do I have to invite my colleagues? I only work with three people, including my boss. My fiance and I hang out with one of my colleagues and his wife outside of work every now and then, and we occasionally see my boss outside of work as well. However, this would add six people to our guest list (which I know, doesn’t sound like a lot, but it feels like it is), and honestly, I don’t really want to invite them.
The main reason I don’t want to invite them is because I know it will be a really emotional day for me (I’m a crier, big time!). I want as small/intimate wedding as possible. Outside of family, I’m only inviting four of my friends, and then a couple of family friends that I’ve known forever. Our wedding will be about 110 people, which doesn’t necessarily seem small. My colleagues don’t seem like a natural fit with the rest of the people on our guest list, and I’m not sure they are the people I’d want to celebrate this day with. But I’m worried they would be really taken aback/surprised/irked if I don’t. They all already know we are getting married. Ahh!