I'd love to leave it at me, her, both our parents, grandparents, and siblings. However, her grandmother wants us to invite several distant relatives. They aren't really distant but we can't stand them. Anyways, The list has basically gone from 30 guests to 250. I know its our wedding, and I know we can't afford to feed all these people, but its only right we invite them to ours since they invited us to theirs. The wedding is darn near $20k now.
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Thankfully neither of us have huge families so I'd say immediate families, grandparents, and then aunts, uncles and cousins with whom we are actually close. I've never bought into the idea that people should be invited based on their blood relationship but instead based on how importabt they are in your life. So, just because we invite one aunt or cousin with whom we are super tight does not mean we must invite one that we only see once every couple years at a family gathering.
Besides family then probably 10-15 friends per side. Again, only ones we're close with.2