My daughter is engaged to be married next year. My husband (her father) and I have offered to help pay for a large portion of the wedding in order to help them get a good start. The groom is in the process of purchasing a home and has a lot of money tied up with it at this point. We will be paying for the majority of the wedding and the kids will be picking up the tab for some of the extras, photography, dj, etc. The grooms parents have not offered to pay for anything at this point and from what i understand, they are not finacially able to contribute any money, however, they seem to think they are entitled to invite half of the total guests. H ow do I approach this subject? I feel we are being gracious enough to include their guests, but I dont feel they are entitled to half the guests. By the ime the kids include their guest list, which I feel the are entitled to, I have to make cuts in order to keep peace. I feel if we are paying for the majority of the wedding then we should be the ones giving out the numbers someone can invite. I feel the kids are entitled to their entire list, after all, it is their wedding, My husband and I can invite our list and the grooms parents can have what is left over. After all, we will be paying for their guests. I dont think they are in the position of making any demands and I certainly do not feel they should be puting that burden on their son. I just think asking for half of the guests is asking for too much. What are your thoughts ?