The Guest List: Who Makes the Cut?

Creating a guest list for your wedding can be daunting (and expensive!), but ask yourself these questions -

Will this guest still be in my life in 5 years? Is there a chance you will look at wedding pictures and say, “Who is that? I cannot believe they were at my wedding!”

For co-workers, apply the “but for” test: If the company dissolved tomorrow, would you still be friends with them? But for your job, do you have anything in common?

If you live in the same city as the potential invitees and don’t see them outside of events organized by mutual friends, then you shouldn’t invite them. These are not your friends; these are your friends’ friends.

Do you want to invite children? If there are only a few children on the guest list, it won’t affect the budget much. If there are 20 children on the guest list, you could save a significant amount by only inviting adults to the wedding.

Your wedding isn’t an excuse to invite every friend you've ever known. It is much more important to focus on the people who are in your lives right now. There is no need to feel guilty for not inviting someone they have not seen in ten or more years.

Remember it's YOUR day! Share it with the friends & family your cherish most!

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