So my fiance and I are doing a final round of editing our guest list before we send out our save the dates, and we're getting stuck on a few things.
After booking our venue (which max capacity is 216 people), people kept getting added to the guest list. The original cap was 200, now we're at 221 (we should've been firmer with the cap, but my mother in law has a lot of friends and is contributing 1/3 of the wedding cost). There are also a few of my FI's friends who have SOs that either he didn't know about or didn't think they were serious enough to get a plus one, which will bring us to around 227ish.
1. Should we try and get our list down to 216 people?
2. Is there a limit on "how serious" a relationship has to be to warrant an invite for the SO? I read somewhere that the relationship should be a year old, or the couple is living together. Is this true?