My fiance and I are going over yet another revision to the guest list for our upcoming wedding this October. Our reception venue can hold no more than 200 (that’s including wedding party). Ideally, we’d like to keep the list at roughly 175.
The largest debate we often hear from others when it comes to inviting others to a wedding is making sure to invite those you WANT there, and those you feel OBLIGATED to invite. The thing is we would prefer to simply invite only those we WANT there, so we’re trying to keep the list to those who have played significant parts in our lives and are important to us.
Now having said that it’s going to make my actual question sound somewhat “dickish” and possibly make me out to be an ass.
Here is my hopefully basic and simple (to ask) question for everyone here.
I have 4 cousins, each married and with children, whom I’m not really close with, haven’t seen in over 10 years, and most interactions have been likes/comments on Facebook posts averaging maybe 1-2 per year.
While I would obviously like to have family at my wedding, it isn’t precisely priority they be there.
Would I be causing waves in my family (we’re Italian…just FYI) by not inviting them?
Does the fact I still plan on inviting my Aunt and Uncle, their parents, and not them?