Too big of a family
Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:54 PM
The whole thing is that my family and friends are looking forward to come to the wedding but some of them consist of five people in a family â€“ I feel bad because most of them are cousins.
My FI and I were going to send our STD today but after looking at our budget, there is no way we could be able to afford to all those people that are awaiting our invitations.
We are paying for our wedding ourselves.
Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:33 AM
Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:09 AM
I hope this helps. You can search the boards, this question has been raised before and there has been some discussion on it. Good luck.
Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:52 PM
we have several single friends and they didn't get a "plus one", they all know each other and can room together if they'd like, im sorry if that sounds harsh but if i have to choose between family/friends to invite, then there will definately be NO guests there that FI and I don't know. there have been people who are upset by this, but it's OUR wedding and OUR money, if they don't want to come they don't have to.
bottom line...you have to put your foot down and be firm or things will really get out of control!
Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:39 PM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:49 PM
And Yes! I will have to put my you have to put my foot down
Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:50 AM
I completely agree with Aisha. We both have very large families and we are expecting around 100 guests because we are doing the free wedding package at Dreams La Romana and a reception at the Seaside Grill, which covers 60 people. We have to pay additional for the 40 over that, but that's all our budget allows for. Our guest have been WARNED that they either have a plus 1 or they don't. My Fiance's sisters were told that if they did not have a partner 6 months prior to the wedding, then they were not allowed a +1.
We are not paying for their trip down there but we are paying for their meals and the bar service on the night of the ceremony. They know at this point that I mean business. Also, I have already explained that their guests or friends can come with them to enjoy the trip but they are not coming to the reception or ceremony, since I have to rent chairs for that as well. If they insist on their person being invited to the ceremony and reception, I have also let them know that they will be paying for that person. It will be $50 for that person to attend - that covers the cost of the reception and the cost of renting a chair.
Harsh, yes, but it keeps us on budget since we're paying for this ourselves too.
Hope this helps!
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