(Closed) Need some ideas on how to invite more people to the wedding

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1285 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t you have more friends instead of relying on your wedding party’s friends?

Your wedding party can invite their SO’s.  I’m sure you don’t want them inviting THEIR friends and family. Invite people that are IN your lives, not A PART of your lives?  Invite co-workers?  


Post # 4
527 posts
Busy bee

Why would you want more people than those you originally plan for? Is it that the venue has a minimum headcount? If so, and you’re just shy of it by say 10-15 ppl, I’d ask them for flexibility on that issue, or find a new venue.

I am also perplexed why you would want to increase your budget/costs simply to have a more ‘full room’ appearance. ??? Can you elaborate a little to help folks out? Otherwise, I personally wouldn’t have people just inviting others who I didn’t know to my wedding …. awkward!

Post # 5
7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Did you already sign with this venue? I would just find a smaller venue. I would find it very strange if a friend asked me to invite my friends to her wedding.

Post # 8
527 posts
Busy bee

@isabelle_86:  I assume you mean they have a minimum of 100 to use that venue.


How short of that # are you? If it’s 5-10, I’d ask them to flex if possible. If it’s more than that, I don’t think this is the venue for you. Reason being, if you are only at 75 now, and there are always some ppl who cannot attend and decline, no show, etc., you will be even less than that on your day, and paying a massive amount of money for what … a pretty room & extra food filled with a lot of ppl you don’t know?


This just doesn’t make sense to me. I get not having a large (or any) family to attend from your side, but I don’t see the logic in spending more money than necessary to ‘mask’ that.


Post # 10
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Update: I have almost completed my guest list and im almost at 60 invites so that should be well over 100 guests I think. 

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