My fI's family has offered to host and pay for the rehearsal dinner but I am conflicted on who I am supposed to invite. I understand the normal of the wedding party, officiant, parents, but I want to be able to spend time with all of my family coming from out of town and am feeling pressure from my family to invite them to the rehearsal dinner. Unfortunately, if we invited all of our family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) it would be about 60 people total, and I can't ask my FI parents to pay for that.
Does anyone have any ideas of how I can plan something cheap for everyone to come to and then have the smaller rehearsal dinner? Or do I need to figure out how to invite family to the dinner as well.