Post # 1
I am currently planning my September wedding and have just finalised the guest list ( i hope!). I have a rather large family (divorce & remarriage) so by inviting aunts,uncles and first cousins our guest list would hit 150. Unfortunately our capacity for our venue is 120. By eliminating cousins we have a guest list of 103. I know most people wont get a 100% acceptance rate but mine will come close.
Majority of my cousins live at home so i was thinking of sending an additional note with the save the date explaining and apologising that even adult cousins will not be invited.
Any suggestions on wording ??
Post # 3
Welcome to the Hive!
I wouldn’t put anything about it on the Save-The-Date Cards. I would just address it only to the parents then take care of additions when the invites go out and the response cards. I would simply put on the response cards ” ____ seats have been reserved in your honor”. If the question comes up inbetween, simply tell them that you are limiting the guest list because of venue space and you are very sorry you wish everyone could join you but that it is just not possible.
Post # 4
thanks, i was only going to do it because most people will be travelling a minimum of 5 hours and will be organising accomodation…and Mum said i should lol
Post # 5
Totally agree w/ Tksjewelry. I would also explain that seating was limited, and as a result none of teh cousins are invited – just so it doesn’t sound like “Just your kids can’t come! Sorry,yo!” Hopefully they’ll be understanding. Happy wedding planning – hopefully this is the only even slightly problematic issue you deal with!