How to Navigate through the Drama of Creating a Guest List

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Yes, No, Maybe..

“Oh no, We’re over the Guest Count!”

Do you know what the hardest task is for all couples planning a wedding? You guessed it creating the guest list. From our recent and past couples, it normally takes about 2-3 months for them to complete this task. I know, I know….2 to 3 months you say. However, between you and your fiancé’s guest list and your parents guest list (yes, your parent’s list), this is why this task takes so long to complete. So we have put together some tips so this task won’t be so daunting.

  1. Start by compiling a list of everyone you would like to attend your wedding and I do mean everyone.

  2. Be sure to include your entire wedding party

    • the couple

    • bridesmaids (maid and matron of honor)

    • groomsmen (best man)

    • parents

    • grandparents

    • ushers

    • hostesses

    • flower girl

    • ring bearer/sign holder/bell ringer

    • officiant

    • vendors (photographer, videographer, dj, planner and assistant). This vendors will be there either all day or part of the day and need a meal.

  3. Cut, Cut, Cut…..(so who do I cut)

    • Missing in action family members (if you haven’t talked with them in years your wedding is not the event to reconnect, wait to do that at the family reunion)

    • Friends you haven’t spoken to years (we suggest if you haven’t spoken to them in a few years is okay not to invite them)

    • Work Friends ( you can’t invite everyone from work, we recommend inviting them to the showers that way they can celebrate this special occasion with you.

  4. Consider making your wedding an Adult Only event

A lot of times we over analyze “the list” but honestly this is your day. You shouldn’t be worried about what someone is going to say if they don’t get an invite. We hope these tips are helpful and help you through this process.

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