(Closed) Not enough people at wedding! Can I invite "B/C" list friends?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So the deal is that there will be only 20 people at the wedding period? Or how many total?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I say stick to the 90 and use the money for upgrades!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I found that my parents friends is a huge section of our guest list

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yikes! I don’t know what to tell you. We’re inviting FI’s family from Jamaica but I’m not expecting ANY of them to actually make the trip. I lumped them in with the 18 people that I need to actually decline to meet the 20% rule. 

 

Sounds like you have no choice but to open it up to “everyone” you know. :-/ 

If by chance, something like this happens to me, I can easily invite people from my sorority. They will show up in a heartbeat.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do you have to have 160? I’ve never really understood guest minimums. You could invite people you aren’t that close to but I don’t know if you aren’t that close if you could expect them to come and/or would want them to.

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bebero:  that’s another great option.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Invite more people!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsCreeToBe:  Also keep in mind that not everyone you end up inviting will be able to attend, so even if you invite 160 you may get some declines. I agree with PP and you should upgrade food/beverage options etc instead of inviting people just to fill the spots.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@carebee:  i guess she’s paying for them anyway so why have 6 tables full of people and salads and water served to the rest of the empty seats, you know? 

that’s the way it works… either way, you have to pay for that number of people for the space.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You aren’t a loser! I have a small immediate family like you and only a handful of close friends. Quality over quantity I say !

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsCreeToBe:  you said you got the list up to 90 people. Have you given people a plus one? That’s a good way to add up the numbers quick. 

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