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#2581 lorcas

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:20 AM

    Is it alright to have more friends invited than family?

     

    Reason I ask is because FI is only inviting his parents (he's an only child of divorced parents).

     

    Obviously my parents and sister are invited. My mom wants me to invite other family, but I come from a HUGE family. My mom is 1 of 9... So for me to pick and choose is unfair and just too complicated. We were thinking of keeping it to just the parents and then our closest friends. With our bridal party the total of invitees is 40. Is this okay? 



    #2582 hclibby1982

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      Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

      Originally Posted by lorcas 

      Is it alright to have more friends invited than family?

       

      Reason I ask is because FI is only inviting his parents (he's an only child of divorced parents).

       

      Obviously my parents and sister are invited. My mom wants me to invite other family, but I come from a HUGE family. My mom is 1 of 9... So for me to pick and choose is unfair and just too complicated. We were thinking of keeping it to just the parents and then our closest friends. With our bridal party the total of invitees is 40. Is this okay? 

      That's exactly what we did!! I have a very small family so it would've have mattered but my FI family is huge. We invited parents, grandparents (only applicable to him and they aren't coming) and siblings. He also invited one uncle but that uncle is only a few years older than him, one of his closest friends and groomsmen so it doesn't really count haha.

       

      We're expecting around 50 people so the rest are friends.  It would've been to hard to pick and choose what family members and if we invited his whole family he wouldn't have been able to invite any friends and I would've just been able to invite my Mom, Dad, sister and brother in law, that's how big it is. I wasn't on board with having 45 of his family members there and 5 of mine, luckily he wasn't either haha.

       

      Do what you guys want to go, invite who you really want to spend the day with.   



      #2583 DeeP10

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        Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

        Hi lovies Life is so hard ! I'm sitting on the beach on Amelia Island with a rum and coke laughing at all my new crazy friends. Lol I'm thinking maybe I should start a new business. Since I fly for free I should have brides pay my taxes and a small fee and ill hand deliver all their stuff. Hahahah ah Help pay for my wedding. I'm horrible as I sit on All the forums I'm like " how can I make a business out of this?"

        #2584 lorcas

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          Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

          Originally Posted by hclibby1982 

          That's exactly what we did!! I have a very small family so it would've have mattered but my FI family is huge. We invited parents, grandparents (only applicable to him and they aren't coming) and siblings. He also invited one uncle but that uncle is only a few years older than him, one of his closest friends and groomsmen so it doesn't really count haha.

           

          We're expecting around 50 people so the rest are friends.  It would've been to hard to pick and choose what family members and if we invited his whole family he wouldn't have been able to invite any friends and I would've just been able to invite my Mom, Dad, sister and brother in law, that's how big it is. I wasn't on board with having 45 of his family members there and 5 of mine, luckily he wasn't either haha.

           

          Do what you guys want to go, invite who you really want to spend the day with.   

           

          That makes me feel 10x better! We want to do an AHR later on (haven't decided when...ugh money, lol).

          I figure we can invite family then!



          #2585 brownsugarbride

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            Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

            Originally Posted by lorcas 

            LADIES...

             

            this has nothing to do with any current conversation but i just wanted to shout this out: 300 days til i marry my best friend!! :) 

             


            Yay!!!!!!



            #2586 shugapop1

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              Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

              Oh dang.. I was on board with the hookah....hahaha

              Hi lovies Life is so hard ! I'm sitting on the beach on Amelia Island with a rum and coke laughing at all my new crazy friends. Lol I'm thinking maybe I should start a new business. Since I fly for free I should have brides pay my taxes and a small fee and ill hand deliver all their stuff. Hahahah ah Help pay for my wedding. I'm horrible as I sit on All the forums I'm like " how can I make a business out of this?"

              I'm sure you will find a ingenious way to make s business out of this as you sio on yiur rum and coke. Lol

              #2587 brownsugarbride

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                Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

                Originally Posted by lorcas 

                Is it alright to have more friends invited than family?

                 

                Reason I ask is because FI is only inviting his parents (he's an only child of divorced parents).

                 

                Obviously my parents and sister are invited. My mom wants me to invite other family, but I come from a HUGE family. My mom is 1 of 9... So for me to pick and choose is unfair and just too complicated. We were thinking of keeping it to just the parents and then our closest friends. With our bridal party the total of invitees is 40. Is this okay? 

                 

                Um...I have less than 20 family members, 'aunties' and 'uncles' and 34 friends invited.  I also am only inviting one of my first cousins.  Let me show you how worried I am about that:

                 

                You do YOU.  And if anybody gives you grief, please refer them to this wise young lady:



                #2588 Recy

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                  Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

                  Originally Posted by DeeP10 

                  Hi lovies

                  Life is so hard ! I'm sitting on the beach on Amelia Island with a rum and coke laughing at all my new crazy friends. Lol

                  I'm thinking maybe I should start a new business. Since I fly for free I should have brides pay my taxes and a small fee and ill hand deliver all their stuff. Hahahah ah

                  Help pay for my wedding. I'm horrible as I sit on All the forums I'm like " how can I make a business out of this?"

                  Very smart idea.... don't count it out just yet!!! You may be on to something!!!!


                  "Make or accept no excuses. You are where you are today (and will be tomorrow) as a result of what you did or did not do yesterday."


                  #2589 Recy

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                    Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

                    Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

                     

                    Um...I have less than 20 family members, 'aunties' and 'uncles' and 34 friends invited.  I also am only inviting one of my first cousins.  Let me show you how worried I am about that:

                     

                    You do YOU.  And if anybody gives you grief, please refer them to this wise young lady:

                     

                    Congrats!! I know you are getting excited!

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                    "Make or accept no excuses. You are where you are today (and will be tomorrow) as a result of what you did or did not do yesterday."


                    #2590 lorcas

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                      Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

                      Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

                       

                      Um...I have less than 20 family members, 'aunties' and 'uncles' and 34 friends invited.  I also am only inviting one of my first cousins.  Let me show you how worried I am about that:

                       

                      You do YOU.  And if anybody gives you grief, please refer them to this wise young lady:

                       

                      HAHAH what a perfect video for this situation. I love that little girl's attitude haha!






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