Opinions on reception...please
My daughter is engaged to a boy from a very wealthy family. The kids want a small formal, late afternoon wedding and had told me about 50-75 guests. (family & close friends)
I have known about this for a while now, and my daughter and I have made tenative plans.We have her dress, the band, the church.. everything is ready to go when his mother has her guest list ready.
No problem....now comes the guest list from the groom's mother.... 230 people!!!(both kids are very unhappy about this and have told her that they want a small wedding & recp.)
The reception will go thru the dinner hour so I need to feed these people a sit down meal. We chose a served meal @ 26.95 a person.(we will have to chose a larger venue)
I called the mother and asked her if she could trim the list a little bit. She informed me that she could not possibly do this, that her list was family,old friends and business colleagues. So my question is..what should I do?
1. Bite the bullet
2. Choose a much cheaper served meal
3. Serve a buffet meal
Oh why didn't I have all boys!!!!