Your Wedding Guest List

4 tips to trim down your list!

The first thing you should do when you get engaged is to start your guest list! Who gets an invite to your wedding day? As you begin to write your list, you see that it starts to get longer instead of shorter. Some questions I hear a lot are, do you add plus one’s for single guests, do you split the guest list up evenly between families? Do I have to invite co-workers? You begin to get overwhelmed and then you end up inviting everyone on the list and then your budget gets blown!

The guest list is very important as it affects many aspects of your wedding. Because you will be paying for food and drink for every single guest, the total can add up very quickly! The larger the guests count, the more flowers, invitations, bigger cake, more tables, more linens, etc. need to be ordered! So you can see the more people you invite, the more money you will spend!

Here are four tips that will help you decide who should get an invite to your wedding day! Ask yourself these questions;

Have you seen this guest in the past few years? If yes, then go ahead and invite.

Will you still be friends within the next few years? If you are not sure, then no invite.

Are your parents telling you who to invite? If your parents are paying for your wedding, then yes, invite.

Are you inviting them because you got invited to their wedding? If so, then no, don’t feel obligated. You can’t invite everyone! And don’t feel guilty about it.

Would you have this guest at your house for dinner? If yes, then go ahead and invite.

Do I add a plus one for our friends? The rule here is no ring, no bring. If your friends are not engaged, you do not need to invite their boyfriend or girlfriend. Keep it simple.

We hope this quick and easy tip will help you when you are putting together your wedding guest list. Any questions, please reach out to us! We would be happy to guide you with the guest list process. Click here for more information!

Happy Wedding Planning!


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