« Last post by lakey on Today at 03:41:09 PM »
Am I being mean if I say no?No, you aren't. This is your wedding, not your parents. You already have a long guest list, it is reasonable of you to not invite people you have no real connection to. I don't know why your parents want you to invite people that aren't likely to come, and with whom you have little connection.
Then there is the issue that if you do this for your parents, you could also be put in the position of having to do the same for your fiance's family.
The good thing about paying for your own wedding is that you have control of the decision making. Don't give up that control.
Simply tell your parents the truth, that the guest list is already 165 people. Perfectly reasonable.