I have a big dilemma I need to solve maybe within hours. So my parents are paying for our entire wedding reception - food, hall rental, and decor costs. I know this does give them the right to add guests to our list with mine and my FI's approval. That's the problem. They want to invite their good friends to the wedding. We have met these people and do like them but the issue is we used to be good friends with their daughter as well. Well, with her we had a falling out a few months ago before wedding talk began. We feel it would be awkward excluding her but still inviting her parents. I know it sounds drama-y but I am unable to tell my parents what caused the fall-out because they would tell their friends which may damage their relationship with their daughter.
My FI also is highly against inviting them because our guest list is pretty much entirely family with only a few of our close friends.