Last question for a few months, I swear!
Following up to my last Guest List post....
What's the modern rule about inviting children and +1 guests?
My family is HUGE and the wedding is already financially difficult. We have about 20 kids (between the ages of 2-12) invited in just our immediate family. I won't write "and family" for any friends or second, third cousins....even if they have small children.
For family, I have to do +1 guest for any single adults. But I feel like for my friends and my fiancee's friends, it isn't necessary. No one is in a serious relationship. That would mean inviting 20-30 complete strangers to my wedding and paying for them to be there. I feel like if we seated all our young friends together, they would have a good time. I know it goes against the "rules", but I feel like things have changed, weddings are expensive, and considering we're both recent college grads with student loans and paying for our own wedding, people who are truly friends would understand.
Just to give you an idea of the kind of "characters" we're dealing with:
I already had issues at the engagment party where people freaked out because I said no kids and refused to come, until I caved in, everyone was bitter about it. It was insane. I also had an issue where my friends brought random plus ones to the engagement party that weren't dates! Like "I'm going to bring my mom". .....It was an intimate party in a small restuarant for 50 people. People amaze me.....