We have a little predicament on our hands and I would love to get some opinions on it. We have recently decided to make our wedding much smaller (thanks, COVID...). We plan to do a beach wedding on the Cape or in MV at the end of the summer. Luckily, we had not yet sent out invitations to our previously planned large wedding (~220 people). We would like to have a wedding with just our immediate family (about 12 people including us), but also invite our close friends (which would end up being an additional ~18 people).
Our conundrum is this:
- We are worried about offending our extended family. If we invite extended family, it would add about 75 people to the list. We don't want to have a large event as I'm concerned with the size and also putting our older family members at risk with the virus.
- We both have a couple cousins we are close with that we would like to invite, but we feel this would cause drama if we only "hand pick" a couple extended family members.
Does anyone have experience with this? Please send over any advice you may have!
Thank you in advance.