Ok that title might be weird - sorry! So here's the deal, having a small wedding and trying to keep the count down, not so much for budget but because of the venue (if we go above 70 then they will put a few tables over in another area which would be rude to put only a few people in a separate area so I will not do that, so need to keep it under 70). Grandma is coming from FL and I want to invite her siblings so she gets to see them. They're all in their 80s so not a lot of times left. The problem is the siblings are all about 2 hours from the venue and it is an evening wedding. Most do not drive anymore and definitely not that far by themselves so they would need someone to take them. On my mom's list she listed out who she thought would drive them, which was anywhere from 1-3 people per aunt/uncle (these people are my mom's cousins, not really people I see but once every 10 years). If the older relatives did not need an escort I would not be inviting any of mom's cousins, it would just be the Great Aunts/Uncles (none have living spouses anymore).
What do I do about the invites? Do I just invite Great Aunt So-and-So knowing that she will need someone to bring her and I will save an extra spot. Do I invite her, plus send an invite to the cousin/spouse my mom thinks will bring her, knowing that if Great Aunt doesn't come the other couple still might? Is there another way to do this?
Just curious how others have handled this type of situation. thanks!