I have been to some weddings which did not live up to the bride and groom’s expectations.
No, we’re not talking invitations or flowers or even cake here. I’m talking about one of those things that you spend hours and hours planning for but still sometimes can’t really control – the guest list.
Unfortunately, at these weddings, once the reception began, no one got the hilarious jokes during the wedding party’s speeches and no one hit the dance floor or did an impromptu locomotion routine around the room and there was no fun after-party.
Since the actual party is a big part of our wedding vision, I vowed our wedding guest list would be 90% made up of our friends who really know how to party.
Considering we sent out about 120 invitations I felt 63 yes-s (thus far) was pretty damn good. Or so I thought.
Then I started thinking about the ones that haven’t booked yet or let us know they couldn’t make it. And there are… a LOT. I think I will have to make a pie chart to make sense of it all (’cause yes, I’m dorky like that). I mean, I know we have a lot of family that’s coming and quite of few of Mr Breezy’s parents’ friends… but really, 63 of them?
And then I realized that there is one MAJOR thing thwarting my aspirations of having a friend-heavy guest list that I hadn’t previously accounted for…
Seriously, what the heck? Am I really that old? Are we really all ‘grown-ups’ already?!
I had to sit down and make a list. So here it is: of all our invited friends, the number of couples who either have/will have babies (less than 2 yrs) or are going to be very pregnant by the time our wedding rolls around in November is… (drumroll please)… SIXTEEN.
That’s 16 couples, mind you, which equals 32 people on our guest list. Currently 3 of those couples are coming anyway (immediate family who wouldn’t miss it for the world) but the rest probably aren’t.
What is with all these babies?
I mean, I know there’s a lot of baby-bump watching in the celebrity world lately, but I thought maybe I was just noticing it because I’m ‘of a certain age’. And maybe my friends are all preggers also because I’m ‘of a certain age’. But it can’t be just that?
Is it just me, or did you also have a lot of people decline your wedding invite because of baby issues? Do you think we’re in the middle of another baby boom?