Choosing your wedding guest list can feel like the hardest (and most political) part of your wedding planning, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To make it easier we have put together 6 tips for creating the perfect guest list for your wedding day.
AFTER WORKING OUT YOUR BUDGET, YOU CAN LOOK SET OUT A REALISTIC NUMBER FOR YOUR GUESTS AT YOUR CHOSEN VENUE. KNOWING THIS NUMBER WILL HELP YOU AT EACH STEP.
Sit down with your partner and write a list of everyone you could/may invite. This will be a large list and may seem scary, but you will be cutting this down soon. You will find yourself writing your guests in order of importance, as the people you most want at your wedding day will pop straight into your mind.
Decide between the two of you where you will draw the line in terms of family members, will you just invite close family members? Only those that you regularly see? Family members, that you always make a point to see over the Christmas period?
Perhaps consider agreeing on a rule when it comes to plus ones. You could potentially only invite plus ones that you’ve met more than twice, or even just couples who are living together/engaged. With good seating plans, you may not need to invite a plus one who you don’t even know just to keep a friend company.
Create a solid rule on how you will approach children at your wedding. This can be easy if you are having a child-friendly wedding, but not so easy if you are not. Will you only invite the children of those in your wedding party or just immediate family? Once you have decided it will make invites a lot easier.
If you don’t spend time together outside of work, your work colleagues do not
need to be invited. Save the space for any work colleagues that you would genuinely consider a friend. Time Flies
You do not need to invite everyone who’s wedding you attended in the past. If a friend invited you 8 years ago, but you rarely speak now, you do not have to repay the invite (even if you were in the wedding party). Stick to people you regularly speak to when choosing your guest list.
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