(Closed) Uuugghh how about NO guests!!!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Yikes lady!  Hang in there!!!!!

Post # 4
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow… I can’t WAIT for these things to happen to me.

I’m sure it’s easier said than done, but can you inform the people that you have a strict guestlist due to budget or space at the venue?

Post # 5
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hear ya! This is happening to me too. I would say something if it will put you over budget or worse over capacity at your venue. Could you have help from your mom or another close family member? Tell your sister NO!

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Enlist the help of your parents or other family members to help clear things up. For the pople you spoke with directly (like your friend who’s bringing a friend and a date), talk to them and clear it up. You might even be able to uninvite the friend of the friend by saying how difficult it’s been to get the head count down and how your Fiance is upset that you have more guests than him (or whatever applies :). Good luck!

Post # 8
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Personally, it seems kind of weird to me to invite a mom to bring one child but not all children.  I can understand not wanting young kids at your wedding, but to break up families like that is a tough situation to put them in.

My Fiance comes from a culture where you don’t send out formal invitations, and everyone hears about the wedding via word of mouth and just shows up… so we’re expecting surprises like yours or worse!  Some of those things just aren’t worth fighting over, and you just have to roll with the punches.

Post # 10
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

OMG- you have to find someone in your family to help with crowd control!!!!  Arrrgghh, I really feel for you.  Good luck!! 🙁

Post # 11
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

holy crap, rude guests suck lol.  Hang in there!

Post # 12
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That sucks that this is happening to you, but you shouldn’t sit back and let your guests walk over you like this.  Make some phone calls and tell people that they can’t bring these extra guests they’ve invited, they can’t transfer their invite to someone else if they can’t come, etc.

You shouldn’t have to pay for people you didn’t invite and don’t want there.

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