SO.... FI and I grew up in the same small town so we have a lot of overlaping guest. He and I went through our town's section of the phonebook and added everyone we wanted from town to our guest list. We then sent it off to his parents to have them add their family/friends. When it came back to us there are about several couples that they have added from our town that I really do not want to invite. We grew up with the children of these couples and they (the children) have been married in recent years and we were not invited. I'm not upset about this or holding it against them. It is just the facts. We shouldn't have been invited to their weddings... we aren't friends with them. In a small town it gets to be a fine line of who you invite and if you invite this person than you have to invite that person, etc. I feel these people would be lower on the "chain" than some of the people we have left off and can't afford nor want to invite the whole town. And, personally, a couple of the ladies I really don't even care for. His parents are aquantences with them (and every other person in our 1,200 person town) but probably haven't done more than say hi to in several years. How do I explain that does not necessitate a wedding invitation??
~basquing in the wedded bliss~