(Closed) Parents inviting people without contributing

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just tell them that unfortunately you overestimated your wedding budget so you can no longer allow them ten guests. Instead they can each have one guest (which lets them bring a date if they have a significant other or a friend if they don’t).

Post # 4
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You have to do what is right for you.  Since you’re paying they technically have no say.  I wish I had this issue – I’d slash those guests like a mofo! (im also super angry at my mother right now when it comes to wedding stuff though so I may be biased and negative!)

Post # 5
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sorry, I don’t follow the math in this post, which makes it difficult to comment… maybe you could explain that further (is it 10 Guests each or 10 x 2… for Plus ones)

120 Total

Bride’s Mother x number

Bride’s Father x number

Groom’s Mother x number

Groom’s Father x number

Bride & Groom are having x number

So… 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 80 = 120

Or… 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 40 = 120

Confusing because I can’t seem to figure out where “family relatives” (ie Grandparents – Aunts & Uncles, Cousins etc) might fit into the Equation (with your Parents, or with the B&G)


Post # 7
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ah, got it.

80 for Family… and then 10 Extras for each Parent (friends, whatever)

Family alone and you’d just be at 80.

Nothing wrong with a “medium sized family only” Wedding IMO


Any fuss, and just say “sure you can have My first grade teacher and her hubby there… just pay their way”.  Sounds fair to me.

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