We are paying for our wedding ourselves. How do we make it clear to our families that we control the guest list?
This can be a tricky situation. On one hand, you’re glad
that your parents want to show off you and your love, but on the other hand, you
don’t want to pay for their third cousin twice removed.
The best way to deal with this situation is to have an open, honest conversation with your parents. Give them a limit to the guests they are able to invite, from there, they can decide who they feel should be in attendance.
Your big day should be stress-free and all about the new chapter you're starting in your life!