First time poster here. I'm getting married next year and my fiancé and I are just starting to write out our guest list. We want a small wedding, so we booked a venue thay can only cater for 40-50 people.
My parents however want to invite a bunch of their church friends to the wedding. I said no because the reception venue has limited capacity.
They however kept talking about how they went to a wedding of one of their church friends kids. Apparently half of the guests for that wedding weren't invited to the reception, so they all went off and had dinner together after the ceremony.
So now my parents want to invite all their church friends to my ceremony and then hire a hall for them to throw their own party in. My parents are very determined to do this and I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
If I put my foot down and say no they will just get annoyed and call me a bridezilla. They have already called me one for not inviting children and not wanting my teenage niece as the flower girl.
How do people deal with interfering parents?!
Also I live in a country where there hasn't been a community case of covid for quite a while now, so we aren't too worried about that.