Is it cliche to dictate how many people a person/family are allowed to bring to the reception?
I am running into the normal "fight" about the guest list with my mother. "You have to invite this person or this person will not show up," or "if you don't invite this person/family it will start a whole family war."
My only problem is, why should I invite cousins that I never see? As well as their current boyfriend and their combined 5 kids?
Is it possible to put in the invitation something along the lines..... Please RSVP by______ then put how many will be attending: only give them the option of 1 or 2 people. They can circle just one or two people and if they have any questions they can call me directly. (Is this acceptable?)
I want a classier wedding than most of my family has had in the past. I took my time, saved money, waited for the perfect man. My mother keeps telling me, "if you just have the wedding here, we can make the food ourselves and save so much money," or my favorite, "you didn't have to spend 1100 dollars on a dress, you could have gotten a cheaper one."
Has anyone done this sort of inviting? I would really like to stop stressing about the guest list and continue with my plans.
I truly appreciate any response or advice, thank you for your time.