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Dani
Curious August 2018 British Columbia

Inviting extended family

Dani, on April 2, 2018 at 18:18 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 11
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Hey there,
My friends and I are Brazilians living in Canada (for years now) and that means that we have parents coming to visit every July/Aug. Do I have to invite everybody or is that a way to politely invite only my friends?
It sucks! But now a family of 3 turns into a family of 5 and that's a lot of pop to feed! Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Dani, on April 17, 2018 at 18:33
  • Dani
    Curious August 2018 British Columbia
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    Thanks Erin!

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    You don't have to invite everyone. You can just invite your friends. Most people understand that if they don't receive an invitation to a wedding then they are not invited. You could maybe tell them to stop by for the reception after dinner and stuff.

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  • Dani
    Curious August 2018 British Columbia
    Dani ·
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    Hoping you gals help me find me a nice to say "send ur parents to the movies and come to my wedding!" LOL
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    That’s a huge jump! Do you know what you’re going to do?

    Our gueslist started at 100 and now we’re capped out at 200 😩
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  • Dani
    Curious August 2018 British Columbia
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    Tell me about it! We started at 60 and after accounting for parents and people visiting we are close to 90 now.. it's insane!
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  • Dani
    Curious August 2018 British Columbia
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    Everybody I want to invite IS in town. The "problem" is their guests.
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  • Dani
    Curious August 2018 British Columbia
    Dani ·
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    My wedding is children friendly (plus my venue don't charge them anyway), my problem is my friends' parents that happens to be in town on summer time. Normally I would invite: my friend and their spouse, for example - but now is friend, spouse and friends parents that are in town.
    I am hoping to find a cute and polite way to say: "you are invited but please leave ur parents home." Kinda thing..
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    Don’t invite everyone! It’s fine just to invite your friends because guestlists can sneak up quickly!
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    I would say invite those closest to you. Especially if guests are coming in from another country, it is hard to invite the adults only since they probably won't have anyone to watch their children.

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  • Jessica
    Super March 2018 Ontario
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    Invite whoever you want to, and those that mean the most to you. Otherwise, you'll start to feel like the guest list is growing and people are asking to come who you aren't close with. For those that are out of town, make sure they have plenty of time to RSVP though, so they know that they are invited.

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  • Natasha
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
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    What about if you only invite immediate family and friends and no children.
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