Post # 46
Thanks. Some of the extra’s were friends of my parents and some of my Finance’s family friends who I don’t know very well and I think he dosen’t either… It includes some people my Finance insisted on inviting – an entire family of people who my finance has not seen since he was at high school… he is now 35 so this was about 18 years ago… I am hoping these people don’t show as he invited 8 of them which is about $1600 cost in meals, etc.,. Its also a bit weird as their partners were not invited either.
It also included some very random collegues of my Finance who he has not seem for years…
I am hoping people who you are not very close with don’t feel the need to come
Post # 47
Under no circumstances should you un-invite anyone. Just roll with it. And frankly, if people weren’t close enough to make your final guest list, they’re more likely to decline.
So you have to find savings:
There are tons and tons of areas to cut the budget that people won’t even notice.
– Flowers from Costco, Sams, Fifty Flowers, etc. I am ordering pre-done bouquets and bought vases at the dollar store, and a friend is going to set them up. Tons of savings
– Skip favors
– Skip engagement pictures, videographer, photo booth, second photographer, etc. You don’t need that stuff.
– Only offer beer and wine, not a full bar. This is a big savings.
– Don’t rent a limo. Just leave in one of your cars, have a friend drive you, whatever.
– Do your own makeup, nails, etc
– Delay the honeymoon.
Post # 48
We invited 115 and had 70 attend. (24 of whom RSVP’d yes and then no showed!) I think you guys will probably be okay. I wouldn’t stress about it until you get your numbers back.
Post # 49
dannielle89: i would think 100 pp is on the low end.. At least in my city.
despite the potential $3000+ cost, I’d much rather save it up than deal with uninviting people. I couldn’t imagine having to do that, in the big picture of what a wedding costs adding $3000 seems like a far better option.