DF and I are finally getting married but due to our limited, barely existing funds we don't know who to invite. We're already past 50 guests. I have about 30 in my family. My mom and dad plus their possible dates (they just divorced) and my sister with or without her husband (they just got separated) and my 3 grandparents are fine. The rest are aunts, uncles and cousins my parents say I have to invite. 7 of which I met 3 years ago once. They ignored my family up until my grandmother died. I met them at the funeral.
Who do I have to invite, who would be rude to exclude? I don't want to offend anyone but DF and I are barely making it by as we speak (it'll be better in 2 months but still) and can't afford many more.
We plan on spending a few nights in a local hotel, and possibly paying a family member to stay with our 2 DS, and having the ceremony and reception in the same place, most of our budget is going to the reception.
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:58 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by Maureen-MD at 1:51 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 1:54 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
You don't have to invite them because your mom says so. Just invite the most dearest family members and friends. You're on a budget and they should respect you and your DF. This is your wedding, not theirs.
Answer by Christine0813 at 1:52 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:53 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Perhaps to avoid all of that just do immediate family (no dates only spouses). Mom, dad, siblings (spouses if married), grandparents....... and that is it.
Or you could elope!
Answer by sahlady at 1:53 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by sahlady at 1:54 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 2:01 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by MOMMYOF4ALMOST5 at 2:06 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 2:45 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Next question overall
(Just for Fun)
about how many times a year do you have over night guests?