A wedding is incomplete without guests but planning the number of guests to invite for your wedding can be the most complicated task. Therefore, when you are planning your wedding, you will need to consider different things but the most important thing is to create guest lists. But for this, you will need to know how to decide who makes your wedding guest list so that you will have everyone around you with whom you want to celebrate your wedding. The number of guests that you select for your wedding will depend on the capacity of the venue. Moreover, you should make sure that you are not leaving behind anyone who will special for you or your partner. While the immediate family of both the bride and bridegroom is an important part of the wedding guest lists but when determining the distant kin that you should invite, it is important that you talk to your partner before sending the wedding card.
When making your wedding guest list, the most things that you will need to consider is to address each family member according to their closeness to you. You need to take into account your budget when inviting the guests so that you will be more than happy to have everyone in your celebration. Taking to your close family members is the best way of determining the guests you want at your wedding and for this, you will need to take advice from your parents and siblings. You should put in efforts for making sure that everyone is included in the guest lists so that you don’t miss anyone who is close to both the families. When inviting your work colleagues, you will need to ensure that you are inviting a limited number of them for the wedding. You can invite your boss because he/she plays an important role in determining your career and you should not leave behind your boss or your partner’s boss. The number of guests that you invite to your wedding should be based on whether you want an intimate ceremony or a grand wedding. But always make sure that you are considering inviting all the near and dear ones of your partner. You should also talk with your partner’s family for making sure that they will recommend to you people they want to invite for the wedding.
Prioritizing and trimming your wedding is also an important thing that you want to do especially when you find that the amount of guests is far exceeding your budget. You will need to stress on the importance of organizing your wedding list for ensuring that you are getting the exact figure. Determining the number of guests you can cut will be based on your careful planning because you should not hurt the feeling of your parents, partners, and family members. But, you should never invite more guests than the venue can accommodate for making sure that everyone will have a memorable and enjoyable experience that will be etched in their memory for a lifetime.
Sandra Thomas is an event coordinator and runs her own business with her husband Charles. They have been married for ten years and have three children.