So this totally sucks and I hate contemplating cutting my guest list AFTER STD's were sent, but we are finding ourselves in quite the conundrum. My fiance and I were originally planning a wedding with 100 adults and 25 children. We sent out STDs a few months ago, and we still have 9 months to go for the wedding.
Recently, due to financial circumstances and a few unforseen things (me going back to school, our business not making enough and my family members jobs changing), we are entertaining the idea of limiting our guest list to parents/siblings/grandparents, cousins and aunts/uncles. It would be clear cut. If we switch our venue to my family member's back yard, it will only accomodate about 50 max anyway. That saves $1,500 on the venue rental!
I know friends will understand since we are limiting it strictly to family members. What I worry about is my fiance's extended family (who he hasn't talked to in years anyway!). What do you say?! Sorry, it's only close family due to budget constraints? What's the best way to handle this situation?
And no, sorry, I'm not doing a punch and cake reception. We were already planning a taco truck for cheap-cheap options and it's still too much $. We even moved it to the middle of the day, aren't doing favors, and limiting alcohol. Just need ideas on HOW to tell people. Thank you!!