Saturday the girls from Kelli’s wedding party and Jason’s mom, Renee, all gathered at our house to help Kelli tackle a few things on her wedding checklist…the flowers and the dreaded guest list.
Kelli…well, let’s just say for Kelli this wasn’t too much fun…(photo bomb by Kalissa)
Living in a small towns, so many people become friends. Neighbors and people who we belong to groups with all expect an invitation. Roger and I have friends and family we want to invite….Jeff and Renee have friends they want to invite. More importantly, Kelli and Jason have people they want to invite. All of us have big families. If just my siblings and I were all to get together with all their grandchildren it’s 88 people.
When a church holds only 120 in the main area and the basement with a tv and chairs can hold 50 or so more it’s hard. We finally came to the conclusion that we’d all have to cut really hard and that some people would only get a reception invitation.
Well the reception hall will only seat 325 and that is completely maxed out…we again had to cut. Then we came up with the idea that some people are going to have to get a dance only invitation as the place can hold more…just all can’t be seated.
It’s so hard….Roger and I both cut so that all but two of our cousins were cut. Kelli cut cousins so that many are reception only….Kelli’s co-workers were all moved to dance only. It’s so hard trying to not offend but include…include but not offend.
We have a tentative list. Enough of one that we were able to get bridal shower invitations out…that’s another check off the list.
We are so happy that the flowers are done but really quite sad about the invitation list. Then we all keep saying who knows…we may have a snow storm and no one will be there except the immediate family. It will all be interesting….