My fiancé's parents asked us for our guest list I thought it was a bit odd, but we sent them a copy. They have now responded saying these xyz aunts and uncles need to bee added to the list as well as some of their friends/old neighbours.
How would you respond to this?? We already laid everything out when compiling our guest list about 4 months ago, and made choices on who to/not to include. We can't (and don't want to) invite everyone/every relative. Our numbers are at a level we feel good about now and I really don't want to add any more people (that didn't even make our cut in the first place when we were making decisions). It feels so awkward that this would be asked of us and a list of people presented. Even more so that it is not my parents so I feel like I shouldn't be taking the reins of this conversation, but I also don't want my fiancé to get steamrolled and pushed into inviting more people that we wanted/people we didn't want on our list in the first place if he is the only one involved in this conversation. Should I make it known that I am involved in this too and not just my fiancé? Should we not respond to their message and wait to see if they bring it up in person and address it then? I want to respond in a way that shuts down down conversation and let them know in a polite way that this is not up for discussion. My wedding is not a display that you need to bring people to just to show it off when they have no real meaning or connection to us as a couple.