The guest list…dont let it beat you. You can do this! Intertwined Weddings and Events has some tips on how to sort out the confusion with as little pain as possible.
Creating a guest list is one of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding because everyone wants a say, which they may or may not get. Without contest, budget is the biggest deciding factor when it comes to wedding guest lists. When creating guest lists, always keep in mind who is paying (I know that’s tough to hear but its true!). If the parents of the bride are paying for the wedding, by default they are allowed to invite the important people in their life, which may not be your first choice but give them this one (trust us). K. has a greatsolution she offers to our couples – split up the total number of guests among the parties – for example if you are inviting 90 people to your wedding give the bride, groom and parents of the brideeach 30 guests to invite so everyone has a say.
Let us also stress the importance of understanding the atmosphere desired for the wedding. If you are looking for a formal, elegant evening, where children would be bored, an adult only celebration is almost a requirement and guests should be asked to leave their children at home. If the location allows for children’s activities and family involvement then children should be welcomed. Determine thethe dynamic you would like for yourevent and this willallowyou to determine the attendee type and thus your list.
Lastly, it is not a must to invite everyone you have ever met or even those that have invited you to their wedding. Please do keep in mind this day is about sharing your love with those closest to you so let go of any unnecessary pressures and keep your eye on the prize!