For months now I have been asking my fiance to ask his parents for who they would like us to invite to our wedding. We have been planning a small (around 80), intimate wedding for our close friends and family. I really wanted to know the names before I ordered our wedding invites online while the ones we really liked were on sale. He gave me a couple of names: some people from the church he grew up going to, some of his parents best friends since childhood. All good so far.
Today I received an email from his mother with a list of people- it's over 120!!! We couldn't possibly afford to invite half that many on top of our other guests. I feel awful. My in-laws to be are helping with the wedding but inviting this many people would mean increasing the budget by over 1/3 which is money we simply do not have.
How do we even begin to have this conversation???