I have a question about etiquette for invites for the Bachelorette/Bachelor party.
Originally my wedding was going to be around 115 people. Now we are being cautious and only inviting 50 people to start, as we assume that will be the maximum we can invite to the wedding. We will possibly invite more as we get closer to the date.
Unfortunately, that means that some of our friends won't be invited to the wedding any longer. Not because we don't want them, but because we have big families and they take up most of the guest list.
Is it rude to still invite some of these people to a Bachelorette or Bachelor party? We're both heartbroken because we really looked forward to celebrating with our friends, and we don't know now if we're even allowed to invite them to those events. I'm thinking people would understand that we have to invite family and Covid has forced us to change plans... What does everybody else think? What are you doing?