Our guest list has been drama since day 1 of getting engaged when my fiance's mother told me that we better have a wedding large enough to invite her friends because she was really upset she couldn't invite her friends when her other son got married.
Our original guest list was close to 400 people which was crazy to me. I suggested a destination wedding, which my fiance was not ok with so we compromised and picked a venue that fits 150. We spoke to our parents about the decision and told them that it would only be closest friends and family. They supported our decision.My mother and I have been very accommodating with our guest lists knowing that my fiance has a large family and we have 25 people between the two of us. However, his parent's guest list accounts for half of our number.
Now it comes time to send out invitations and we are about 15 people over what we feel comfortable inviting knowing our cap is 150.
Both of his parents are adding people to the list that they forgot to invite despite me sending an email that everyone needed to cut a few people from their list. His mom got so upset that she called my fiance and said she would not come so we could have 2 extra seats (insert eye roll here). My mother called me upset that she initially cut so many people and was not able to invite people she would have liked to. So now everyone is upset about their lists!
The venue cannot do anything to accommodate extra people. Does anyone have suggestions on how to navigate this issue?