Ah the guest list. A source of frustration no matter where your wedding will be held. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or make anyone feel left out, but you also don’t want to have an entire city at your wedding! I was fortunate in that the beach house we rented for our wedding only allowed 50 people as guests. So we were very limited in who we could invite.
My advice to you is to tone it down.
Invite the ones closest to you. The ones who you couldn’t imagine not being there. And remember that not everyone you want to attend will be able to. You’re basically asking people to take a vacation, and some won’t be able to afford it or have the circumstances for it. So don’t take it personal, and be sure to include them in other wedding related activities that will be local, like engagement parties or bridal showers.
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