We are inviting immediate family, extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents), local friends, a couple out of state friends, a few family friends on my fiance's side, a handful of co-workers on both sides, totaling 101 people invited.
I'm not close to my immediate family so no parents or grandparents on my side. I have an aunt, many cousins across generations and tons of friends who are like family themselves. Fiance's family includes parents but otherwise the same as far as friends. If it came down to it and we had to choose or drastically cut, best friends and cousins would take priority.
We are inviting immediate family, a couple of extended family members that we are closest to and 5 friends. We will have about 30 guests total.
For our miniwedding, we invited only immediate family: parents, siblings, grandparents. Fifteen people. Our original/reception guest list also includes extended family up to first cousin level plus their kids (but no other kids) our close friends, and some of our parents' best friends. 160 people.
We are allowed 250 people.. we won’t do that but we invited 125 people and expect only at most 75 because of covid. We are doing a virtual ceremony too! But we are doing immediate family, extended family, close friends and some plus ones depending on if they are in a relationship or not.
I got married on June 6 in my parents backyard. We kept our original day but our guest list went from 180 invited to 17 people. We had immediate family and our small bridal party of 3 friends and my siblings. We are doing a bigger reception on our anniversary next year when hopefully more people can come.