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Guest Lists… Where Do We Start?

Guest Lists… Where Do We Start?


February 13th, 2014

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One of the toughest questions to answer is how many people should we invite to our wedding?  Some people immediately know they want a small, intimate wedding.  Others have large families, plenty of friends and know they are looking at a wedding in excess of 250+.

Our friends from Wedding Wire came up with some guidelines to create a guestlist you are comfortable with.

Come up with a target guest count
First, decide if you’d like your wedding to be small (under 150 people) or bigger (over 150 guests). Then, start jotting down names of all of the people you think should be invited to your wedding. Write down the names in this order, and then count to come up with a preliminary number.

  • – Immediate family members (parents, siblings and families, grandparents)
  • – Closest friends
  • – Close family members
  • – Friends
  • – Friends of your families
  • – Old friends
  • – Distant relatives
  • – Co-workers (both yours and your parents’)
  • – Others

If the number is too high, you can start to cut guests from the bottom category and work your way upward.

Click here to see the complete article with other helpful tips for choosing your guest list.

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