I would love some help and advice if anyone would be kind enough to help.
My fiancé has a large family, emphasis on the LARGE. Between his mom and dad's side he has 25 Aunts and Uncles and 52 cousins and they are all very close. My family is not too large but even with inviting the bare minimum on both sides, we are in way over our heads. We can't seem to find a wedding venue that we love (we are planning an estate wedding) and will fit this large crowd. Tented reception will not work; bug spray does not work on me and most of my family and we get painful reactions to bites.
We had to result to cutting out our friends from the list.
Obviously not everyone we invite will attend, but I don't want to invite more than the venue can hold and hope people can't make it. Is there any proper way to send out a second batch of invitations/RSPVs to friends that didn't make the list in the event some family members cannot attend? Maybe RSVP cards with save the dates, or sending the invitations really early?
Thank you in advance for any help you might offer.