So I have a super awkward issue about possible B list issue.
So we booked the room for our reception last year and paid the deposit based on 150 people coming. Not sure if anyone remembers but my first ever post was about how many people should I estimate would actually come. So we invited about 210 people and now that we're at the pointy end we have 109 RSVP's yes. I'm not overly surprised because of the distance Australians would have had to travel to our Paris wedding. But it leaves me with the issue of having to pay a surcharge if we have less than 120 people (-10% of the original quote) So FI suggested we invite people that we hadn't originally.
I'm worried that these people will feel really shitty about whats clearly a B list invite. But I would like for them to be there.
Any ideas - do we not do it and eat the cost?
Is there a polite way to do this?
any ideas would be welcome.