Post # 1
I just need to vent. Back when we started planning the wedding and the guest list. We asked his parents who we needed to invite from their friends. They gave me a list. I picked the place for our ceremony and reception based on the amount of people that were on the list. It was about 120 people. Well not long before I get ready to send out STD his mother adds about 20 more people to the list, inclduing her hair dresser and some other random people neither Fiance or I know. Our goal when planning this wedding was to make it very small and intimate. When Future Mother-In-Law started inviting all these people she said just invite them, they wont come. GUESS WHAT….. THEY ARE ALL COMING. I am kicking my own butt right now for not saying NO to her. My family is paying for the wedding not his. Okay I am done. Thank you for listening. Have a great weekend!
Post # 3
Wow, you are really nice to let her do that. If we didn’t know them (and know them well enough to think they would appreciate being invited to our special day) then they aint invited. I am also very stubbon (not a nice quality I know) and if someone told me to invite someone I didn’t know I would say a big fat no way!!
Kinda wish I could be as nice as you! haha.
Maybe you should look at it as more people who want to wish you a happy marriage 🙂 x
Post # 4
Wow!!! That is so frustrating. Definitely can’t invite people counting on them to decline. I know some brides who had ZERO people say they couldn’t come!!!! Can his family help with the cost of the wedding since they added on so many people?
Post # 5
I was so dumb to be nice. I wish I would have been mean. They all live in PA and we live in NC. NC is still nice in October. I figured they would all make a vacation out of the wedding and thats what they are doing. Honestly I dont know if they are going to help. They may buy the alcohol for the reception. Most of my family is Southern Baptist so that bill wont be too high. haha.
Post # 6
Yikes! When we made our list we both named people we are 99.999% will not attend, but at the same time we decided never invite people hoping they don’t attend, otherwise you could end up screwed.
you were very nice to invite all her guests, I hope that everything manages to work itself out.