"How many people did you invite to the wedding?"
In the bride's mind, this question is the paralyzing equivalent of your boss asking, "Can I see you in my office?" She may not know how to answer at first, because the person who says this often wasn't invited (gulp), or it dredges up the conversation of who was—and wasn't—invited (double gulp). Every couple wants all of their friends, relatives and third-grade math tutors at their wedding, but that horrible, messy thing called "budgeting" gets in the way. One plate of rubber chicken can cost more than a tank of gas.