From the beginning, our guest list max has been 65 people. We originally wanted only 50. We CANNOT invite more due to financial constraints--I refuse to go over our budget. We want small, intimate, and simple and I have a really large family that's taking up most of the spots. I have some coworkers that keep hinting at the fact that they expect to be invited. I am not close with them. They don't know my fiance. I like them, but I can't invite them. I also work with these people and don't want there to be tension. I despise conflict/it makes me very anxious.
Should I be blunt and tell them that due to finances, we are only inviting family and a few close friends but we plan on having a house warming party after the honeymoon (which is all 100% true)?
I am kind of angry that I even feel like I have to explain myself to these people. We're not close; why do they care if they're invited or not??