Q. I am 32 years old and engaged to be married. I have never ever wanted to have a large wedding. I have discussed it with my fiancee and he is supportive and sympathetic. I only want to invite a small number of people, close family and best friends on both sides, a maximum of 25 people.
However I have many friends and have attended many weddings over the years and I anticipate some negative response to my announcement that I will not be having a wedding, just a small ceremony. How do I handle this so that our friends realize that whilst their support and good wishes are very much appreciated, we are determined to keep our wedding small?
A. It is yours and your fiances choice on the size of your wedding. To uninvited friends, you can simply say you appreciate their good wishes but you have decided on a small wedding. No further explanation is needed.