My FH and I are wanting to have an extremely small wedding (50 max invited) in Charleston. The problem is that I know a lot of people who would love to come but I don't know how to tell them they won't be invited. Even some of my family is excluded. Whereas, my sister just had a wedding with 300+ show up. How can I explain to people that they won't be getting an invite? Even people I haven't seen in two years have been emailing me saying how excited they are to see me get married.. but they won't be invited so I don't know what to say. The way I see it, if you helped me get to the place I am with my FH, then you should be there as we make our vows. I don't think I'll be having a reception in Missouri, either. How can I say it nicely?