(Closed) I've been avoiding my friends!!

posted 5 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
1354 posts
Bumble bee

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aelicia :  Why can’t you tell them the truth? You’d love to be able to have your friends at your wedding, but you can’t afford it, so you are having a family only affair. They might be sad, but I think most people understand money concerns. 

Post # 3
7440 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Just tell them the truth. “We are on a very small budget so we are only inviting family”

Post # 4
5641 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

You handle it being upfront and telling the truth; by avoiding your friends you may end up getting what you’re trying to avoid: lose those relationships.

Post # 5
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think you are more likely to lose friendships if you avoid them than to tell them the truth about your family only wedding.

Post # 6
3046 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

I understand not wanting to have the conversation but what exactly is your plan? Play 007 until after the wedding? lol If these are your true friends they will certainly not flip out over your decision. Explain it to them the same way you explained it here. Simple. 

Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee

Maybe you could explain to them that is a very small ceremony with family only, but tell them you’d love to have a bacholrette party with them?

I’m honetly only have 1 friend i’m for sure inviting to my wedding (just because we’ve been friends since we were super little)

My wedding is mostly family too and my friends get that i can’t have a big wedding because of budgeting.

Post # 8
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you can’t be upfront about an intimate, family only wedding, you won’t have any friends to worry about by the time your wedding date arrives.

Post # 9
3708 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Maybe when you tell them and they congratulate you, you can say “Yes we’re so excited. We are looking forward to a beautiful intimate wedding with our families”. 

Post # 10
13564 posts
Honey Beekeeper

If you were inviting 300 people, maybe, but everyone will understand when they hear that you are having immediate family only. I don’t even think you need to justify it being about money.  I’m sure they can figure it out. 

Post # 11
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

People get it, they really do! “Because of financial reasons, we’re limiting our wedding to family only.” I’ve been told that, and it’s never hurt my feelings.

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