UKbride Member Request 7 Aug 2019

Guest list woes

Hi, I need some advice. My partner and I have been lucky enough to get financial support, and have been able to book our dream wedding venue. The downside of this is that every single guest costs a lot of money, and a lot of my guest list is taken up by my large family. Months after sending the invites out, an old friend got back in touch. Since getting to know her again, we've gotten close and I'd love to have her at my wedding. The only problem is I simply can't afford any more guests, and she'd need a +1 as she won't know anyone. I know she'll be hurt, and I don't know how to handle this situation.

Carlie Goodge
Carlie Goodge 7 Aug 2019

could you invite her to the evening reception as a compromise. this way she will still be able to attend but you wont have to worry about forking out for the meal etc ?

Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy 12 Aug 2019

If she’s a good friend she will understand :) we have had to be very selective with who we’ve been able to invite. We will just be explaining to people that we are restricted by venue size & cost

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 19 Aug 2019

Surely if you explain to her she will understand maybe she will be happy to come alone if it means her coming at all xx


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