When creating a guest list for your wedding, it is easy to get lost in the excitement of inviting everyone you know! Of course everyone would love to be a part of your special day, but it is important to try not to lose focus when making your guest list. We have gathered some of our best advice to share when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of making the guest list for your wedding!
First, talk to your partner about the boundaries of the guest list. Are you only inviting immediate family? Are you inviting your extended family and friends? Are kids invited? Especially if there is someone else paying for your wedding, it is very important to keep an open line of communication between all people involved in the planning process!
Second, be realistic about the number of guests you are planning to invite. Be sure to talk to your wedding planner, your partner, and especially your venues about any capacity limits that they may have. Especially if your ceremony and your reception are at two different locations, be sure to discuss with them the number of people on your list!
Third, be aware that some of your guests may bring a plus-one, and plan ahead for that. It is easy to count the number of people on your list, and forget about additional guests that they may invite. When making your guest list, always be sure to account for extra guests, and especially add that into your budgeting, because it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life, so when you are in the planning process and making your guest list, be smart about inviting all of the people that you love, so they will be able to spend your big day with you!