Hi everyone! I am fairly new to this community and I only found out about this discussion section today! I Love how supportive everyone is!! It is so great to see .
Hoping to get your opinions on my situation below.
My partner and I have been trying to create our guestlist. We are stuck on whether we should be inviting distant family relatives. I come from a Filipino background and family parties are always a big thing for us where everyone is invited no matter how "close" you are to the them. I have a whole side of a family where my partner and I are not close to them but when we are together we all have a blast. We see these families (group of about 30 people) maybe once or twice a year. Sometimes my family is not even invited to their parties as well.
I would not mind it if these people are not at my wedding, but for the sake of future interactions, I just want to avoid all awkwardness and having any of them feel left out. I also feel pressured to invite them, not sure why. I go back and forth a lot about this. There are some days where I'm like "yea it would be so great to have them all there" and some days where I feel like I just don't give a damn if feelings are hurt.
Just wanted to pick your brains to ask if any of you have or are experiencing something like this and how did you make up your mind?