It is done so that you don't offend anyone.
The minute one relative and you leave out another relative, you will be accused of picking favourites.
I saw something that may start to get popular.
I had a relative that passed away abroad. Because of covid-19 and the fact that funeral being the next day , a lot of people could not attend.
However, I saw the funeral on live stream.
I think this could be the future.
I think with weddings that could happen.
If you got a cousin who is getting married in the UK, and you have relatives all over the world, you send a link and watch the Anand Karaj.
People send invites on whatsapp or whatever other social media platform these days.
I think this maybe the way forward
Do you really need your cousins cousins, your cousins in-laws, your 3rd, 4th or 5th cousins, Your puas in-laws, massis-inlaws, "family friends" you havnt spoken to for over 10 years, really is ridiculous, inviting the relatives of you're relatives.