My family would like to invite a lot of distant relatives and family friends to my wedding shower. However, a lot of them I haven't really seen in over 10 years but my mother/brother/aunt have kept up with. Not to sound rude, but we are on a budget and I cant really afford to feed them or the chair/linen for these people. I am the only granddaughter of my familiy's de facto matriarch, may she rest in peace. These are people who my mother and brother grew up with. (I have a 17 year age difference with my brother) I knew them vaguely as a child until I was 13. I think you all know where I am going with this...ugh...(so uncomfortable)
Is it not appropriate to not invite them? It wasnt my idea to invite them to the shower either. I like them and all but I was never close with them and I am basically Lucy's Granddaughter to them. So....what is a good way to handle it? Still invite them?