I will never understand what goes through the mind of a bride who doesn’t have the budget for a huge guest list, yet insists on having everyone they [or their parents] have ever met at their wedding.
People can tell part 2: Quality Over Quantity.
Do you women not want good food? Is that somehow okay with you? Also, what about the personal touches? I think that’s the best part —making it “you” and somehow these brides feel comfortable giving it up for a huge invite list.
I get it, huge invite list = tons of gifts/more money, but isn’t that what showers are for. That is so tacky. Wouldn’t you rather be surrounded by the people you really know and love? Isn’t that what makes your day memorable?
Personally, I prefer to know each and every one of my guests and make sure they’ve got amazing food in their bellies and a comfortable, not over-crowded setting.
Another important part of my wedding is the part where our loved ones mix and get to know each other. It’s a great opportunity to get everyone more familiar with each other, considering most of the guests (read: quality over quantity) will more likely than not, see each other again at one family gathering or another.