(Closed) Who did you invite to your wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We started out around 425 and had to make cuts to 350 because that’s the max of the reception venue. All immediate family of me and FH (cousins, aunts/uncles/etc) were invited and totaled over 120 people. Then we invited our closest friends (30 people), a few teachers from our high school together, then our parents got the rest of the invites. My parents invited some of their aunts/uncles/cousins, coworkers, and members of our church. Fh’s parents invited about 50 friends as well. Every wedding I’ve been to has had at least 300 people so it’s pretty common in the area. We’re expecting a big party and get together with everyone!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

We invited all family that was immediate (duh) out to aunts/uncles, cousins, and any spouses/children of cousins.

As for friends, we included all mutual friends that we have hung out with in the last year or two, which included highschool, college, and post-college friends.

Coworkers was relatively easy for us. My fiance’s family business only has 2 non-family employees, so since the family was already invited, it didn’t hurt to invite those two and their spouses. My company is larger, but I was part of a 6-person team so I invited all of them and their spouses. I ended up leaving that job, so most of my team ended up RSVPing “no” – now it’s just one lady from the team who is coming (only 2 people on the team I might consider friends, and she is one of them, yay 🙂 )

Then there were some odds and ends – close family friends, extended family who we just happen to see pretty often (“the Thanksgiving crowd”), etc.

Edit: Forgot to add: We invited about 155, and are expecting about 110 to show up.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had a very intimate wedding, so only parents, siblings and grandparents made the cut. 20 people all in all.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Our guest list is no more than 80.  The majority of the guests are family (grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins), wedding party with signigicant others and then 15 close friends from both high school and college. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@AbeeCee123:  We had just 7 guests, our parents, his brother, my sister. Also his son and daughter were are Ring Bearer and Flower Girl. All in all we had 11 people. It was great.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We ended up with 250 guests at our wedding that included immediate and extended family, friends that we actually kept in touch with from university, friends we made after college, and about 10 work friends.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

We had around 45 at our wedding. All family and DH’s parents’s neighbors. We agreed to have it be family only because we were supposed to elope but Mother-In-Law invited the neighbors without formal invitations. Sigh…

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

very close friend and very close family-25 people

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

10 ppl total, just parents and siblings.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are keeping it to about 56 people.  That includes immediate family (parents, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings, grandparents).  For extended family we decided to include only aunts, uncles & first cousins. We aren’t invited second cousins or cousins once removed or cousins kids.  For friends? We aren’t inviting any co-workers (invite one, you have to invite them all and that is a ton of people for us) or family friends from church.  We only invited our closest best friends – no aqquaintances, only people who have played a roll in our relationship. Each parent’s side (his/mine) also got to invite their choice of family friend.

When it breaks down it is about 20 FI’s family & family’s friends, 24 my family & family’s friends and about a dozen friends (plus any of their respective S/Os)…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

our guest list is mostly family. his parents each have 5 or 6 siblings, and all of them have kids. so he has a massive family. my family is much smaller. it’s our immediate families (parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents), plus a few close family friends. then his 2 best friends, and my two best friends. that’s where it stands right now. we may add in some other friends, depending on what we decide to do, venue/location wise.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Right now, we’re at parents, siblings, aunts/uncles, their kids, their kids’ kids. Grandparents, in FIs case great grandmas, in mine godparents and their kids. Close friends and in some cases, their families. This puts us at around 120? I’m really wanting to invite some more of my extended family, but we’ll see.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We included close family and friends (some of which were from high school).  In total we invited 60ish and 50 are coming…well I guess we invited about 30 and their +1’s.

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