Everyone stresses over who to invite! If you invite those two, then you have to invite those four others. Yes, it can be stressful! But in the end, remember it is YOUR day, and YOU are allowed to invite whomever you want to invite to share this special day.
Cutting the guest list can sound harsh, but it is saving you from spending endless amounts of money on people who may or may not be close to you now or in the next few years. The key is "Why spend money on them when you can spend it on others who you know are there to support you on your special day and the rest of your life together?"
Questions to think about when deciding on whether or not to invite certain guests:
● Have you talked to them in the past year?
● Would you spend time with them in your free time?
● Are they important to YOU or your parents? If they are important to your parents, then the next question is, "Are your parents paying for the wedding?" If so, then you may have to bite the bullet (or in this case, the cake) and invite them. But, if you are covering the costs yourself, then it's completely your call.
● Would you pay for their meal any other time if you ran into them? This is big because you may be spending a good chunk of money on meals at your wedding, and you need to think about whether it is really worth inviting this person because you will have to spend blank dollars to feed them.