- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
So my fiance and I have been engaged for about 2 and half years and we’re now finally starting to finalize the guest list. As we were enjoying our engagement and waiting for both of us to finish school/the military, we made a lot of promises to people about inviting them to our wedding, especially our military friends and their families. Bad thing is now our wedding venue only holds about 200 people. And now that we’re starting to finalize the guest list and make the invitations, we realized that we have to trim our guest list alot to accommodate the venue. We are mainly taking out his military friends/families because one) we haven’t seen them in about 2 years since we’ve gotten engaged two) they live in another state and have families and we’re afraid they’re not going to be able to go anyways because of either the distance/expense or the military.
Our engagement pictures/save the dates are about to sent to our other family and friends and we’re afraid of what our military friends and their families going to say since we are no longer inviting them. Should we say something to them before we send out the Save-The-Date Cards so they don’t get mad that we didn’t invite them or should we send our wedding annoucements after we get married just to let them know we were still thinking of them?
Does this make sense? I just want to make sure no one gets upset that they weren’t invited. I do wish they allowed more people at our wedding venue but it was our dream place to get married and they only allowed a certain number of people.