Friday, August 01, 2008

Who Should You Invite to Your Wedding...

Since sending out the Invitations a Week ago, we have received about 20 responses, totalling in 34 people so far that are coming, and 8 people that unfortunately won't be able to make it. So far we haven't had two many surprises, however there have been a couple where we are pleasantly surprised that they are coming. Even though FI tries to pretend to be a "scrooge" a la Ebenezer--

acting "excited" when we get a decline--since we did go over our limit with the invitations. I know it's just an act , and even he has admitted that he is glad that we got to invite everyone that we care about to participate in our big day.

With that in mind, when browsing CNN today , I came across this article "Should you be invited to my wedding" -This article has a quiz for couples to take to see if there friends/people they are inviting to the wedding should "make the cut".

The Ten Questions are below:

1) Name the city I'm living in now (Good one to weed folks out, especially if you have moved a lot. Don't use this if you've lived in the same place for 10 years).
2) Name at least two of my closest friends.
3) Name my current employer and my past employer (Again, if you've remained in the same job for 15 years, this does not apply).
4) Do I have any kids?
5) Do you know the name of my fiance? Bonus question: Where and when did we meet?
6) Do you know where my parents are and whether they are still alive? (Imagine a friend at your wedding asking how long have your parents been married when they divorced years ago).
7) Name at least two of my hobbies.
8) How old am I? (My favorite is when family friends would query, 'Are you 28 now?" Imagine their surprise when I proclaimed, 'yeah, 10 years ago!')
9) Where did I go to college? (Some people might not remember whether you attended college or even graduated.)
10) Name my last boyfriend before this engagement. Bonus question: if you can name the last two and why we broke up. If you get the bonus question right, that might automatically get you in.

--So how did you do? Do you think these are fair questions, could all your guests have answered these? FI and I feel that there are a few very good questions, however some of them would be hard for our parents friends to answer--and since we allowed each set of parents to invite 20 people, those would probably be the only ones would would have trouble. Personally, I don't think a quiz is necessary it is each couples personal decision, but the quiz is an interesting way to look at it!


Blogger Ms. 122 said...

i'm not sure even our families could answer all of these questions!! seems a little silly to me, but i understand the point. i say just invite the people you want there, and who you know will really want to be there.

Friday, August 01, 2008 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if i used this quiz we would have ZERO guests at our wedding. haha..i totally agree one should limit the wedding list to those who are really in your lives but this would be a bit too much

Friday, August 01, 2008 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I'm no sure my aunt knows the answer to all those questions! I know that some of our friends would fail and these are people I consider our closest friends.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:06:00 PM  
Blogger Skywalker said...

I'm not so sure - I don't think I could feasibly do a knowledge quiz. My dad doesn't know my fiance's name.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha - I'm probably one of the few that can say I think everyone at my wedding will be able to answer most if not all of these questions. But we're having an uber-small wedding -- 50 of our closest friends and family members.

To all the brides trying to figure out which of their 10 bestest friends to have as bridesmaids, I say - why decide? Scrap the bridal party and just invite them as your main guests! Cheaper, simpler, and you'll be surrounded by the people who love you most, and will tell the best stories during the toast!

Friday, August 01, 2008 3:56:00 PM  
Blogger sheraz said...

I need to definitely take that quiz. We went over as well. In fact, we have 2 pools of cards: the "nice" ones and the "ugly" ones. A lot of people are getting the "ugly" ones lol.

Saturday, August 02, 2008 7:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that this would be very useful for a bride or groom who feels obligated to invite a lot of people to their wedding. I definitely think if those people could not answer at least half of these questions that they should not make the cut.

Monday, August 04, 2008 12:28:00 PM  

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