Question: Is it still a custom that all out of town guests are invited to the rehearsal and the dinner afterwards?
Our rehearsal is later, like 7pm, so we're just doing a drinks and apps thing after at 8:30, so not a formal dinner. My fiance's parents are hosting, and we're less than a month away and haven't made reservations yet because my mom is insisting we invite all the out of towners from our side.
Honestly, my fiance and I just want a casual thing with the people involved in the ceremony; we don't want 30 people there! My fiance's parents are the only ones from his side attending, and my family would be like 12 people lol. That's ridiculous.
Also....because my in laws are hosting (paying), its pretty weird that my side would take up more than half the party, no?
So.....how do I tell my mom that we don't want to invite the out of town family?