The guest list; you will figure out very quickly that you will have a love and hate relationship with this inevitable wedding-planning task. Whether you're having a big wedding or an intimate affair, it's hard to finalize who you are (and aren't) inviting. As much as you (and your mom) want to invite everyone, it's usually not possible. Also, some people may assume they're on the list — even if they're not. Childhood friends you're connected with on on social media may expect an invitation since they saw you update your status to "engaged" or post about your big day. Here's what you can do if you find yourself in this situation.
First thing's first, don't feel obligated to invite someone from your childhood just because you've known them for countless years. If the only way they have contact with you is through social media, then they don't make the cut.
You can let your old buddies know that it's an intimate and small wedding. When talking to them, be polite and honest, but most of all be firm. Let them know while you wish you could have everyone present, including them, it's just not possible. You can also tell them that your venue has strict restrictions on the amount of guests you can invite — some venues do. But if all else fails, just be honest with them. They will understand.