I know my question doesn't appear to make a lot of sense, but if you read on it will. I have a large family (my mom has 6 brother and 6 sisters who all have kids of their own). My fiancee and I want a small wedding and I included only a few uncles, aunts, and cousins on my list. On top of that my parents are divorced and are now married to people who also have kids of their own (I have 4 step brothers, 1 step sister, and 1 actual brother). So it's still a lot of people and we're not sure if our venue can accommodate the number of people we have and we're not sure we can afford to have a wedding with that many people as well. We know that only about half of the people we invite would probably come (36 people) and we're not sure if we can afford that.
The root of my question is: Is it rude for us to have an intimate wedding with immediate family and close friends only?
We're hoping to have an at home reception after the wedding for all the people we wanted to invite. What do you guys think? Is anyone in a similar situation?