- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
So, I’m working on the guest list. This by far, the single hardest group of decisions to make. We’re trying to keep it as small as possible, with out leaving anyone important or directly family out.
My FH’s parents are both remarried, and that means ALOT of step family, and almost all of them have 2 or 3 kids (step cousins). All together, our cousins, step cousing, neices and nephews total to 17, out of 134, it just seems like so many kids! Most of them are teenaged, so we’ll be paying full price for the meals.. uhhhh, it just seems like so much! (our original goal number was 120, I don’t think we’re gonna make that number now)
And of course, one side of the step family has a bunch of inner feuds, and say we shouldn’t bother inviting so-and-so (because they’ve been ignoring eachother for the past 10 years), but… I don’t want to feel like a part of that feud, these people are family, and now I’m marrying into that family, and I sure as hell don’t want to start things on bad terms. With anyone. Ug.
And the other things is that I’d really like to have my little cousins (who i’m close with) as jr. brides maids and grooms men, but then it’s like, well if i involve them, do i have to involve all the cousins and step cousins?
And THEN, if I have all the cousing in the wedding they all have to come to the rehearsal dinner, and then we have to figure out a way to have pretty much all the guests at a rehersal dinner, and make it affordable!
Any suggestions? Please?