My fiance and I are getting married in July and are planning on bringing a little of Mexico back home with us. Our plan is to have a Fiesta themed party at a local golf course's function room 2 months after our wedding. The event is going to be on a Sunday from 2:00-6:00pm. We want to keep things on the casual side with no wedding traditions and we are not having a plated meal. One of our friends is a DJ so there will be music for dancing if people choose to dance, photos of our wedding-maybe a slide show, Mexican decor, and a taco buffet for eats. There will not be an open bar however we're considering doing a drink ticket or two per person, signature drinks (cervezas and either sangria or margaritas) or putting a dollar amount on the bar. Although this isn't a full blown wedding reception, the costs are really adding up.
I don't want to offend anyone but am struggling on the invite list. This is a second wedding for both of us and part of the reason we chose to have a destination wedding is to keep our ceremony more intimate but we are over the moon happy and want to celebrate our love with our family and friends who cannot make the trip.
I really would prefer not to invite aunts and uncles but am starting to feel some pressure from my mother (who is throwing me a bridal shower/congratulations celebration with my girlfriends and insists on inviting them). Also, should I invite the group of 7 women that were in my graduate teaching program but now only see one to two times a year? And if so, do I invite their spouses whom I've never met? Also, do I invite the spouses of my teaching team whom I've never met?
I truly appreciate your advice and thank you!
Edited by MissFrench, 24 April 2015 - 12:38 PM.