Post # 1
My fiance and I just discussed our guest list. He gave about 20 names, while I have 50!! Of his 20, 14 are family. Of my 50, 41 are family. Is there a good way to handle this? Does it even matter? I don’t want to have a very formal wedding, so I’m okay with people just sitting wherever. But…is that awkward? I am pretty sure that at least two members of my family won’t come, but everyone else will. I’m the oldest grandchild on my mom’s side and the only granddaughter on my dad’s side…
Any thoughts? How much does this matter?
Post # 3
I’m not sure what the problem is? If you’re concerned that your list is bigger than his, well, they’re supposed to merge into one collective family– that’s the point of the whole wedding. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.
Plus, men just kind of suck at the whole “who do you want to invite” thing. They’re minimalists.
Post # 4
@fishbone: I guess just that, traditionally, one side of the aisle is the groom’s family and guests, and the other is the bride’s. So if they stick to the “right” sides, it’ll be unbalanced.
Is it really okay to tell people to sit wherever, as long as we reserve seats in the front for closest family?