In the midst of the anticipation and excitement of planning a wedding, it is only natural to want everyone to share in your special day. Your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your doctor, your dry cleaner, your kindergarten teacher, your prom date, the cheerleader who stole your boyfriend….you get the picture. You become so enthralled with thinking of every person you would want to see you looking gorgeous strutting down the isle, you totally lose sight of reality. That is, until you calculate your 300 guests times cost per plate and reality slaps you in the face. Now you have the daunting tasks of who to take off the guest list. These tips should help make the decision a little easier.
- Do NOT invite anyone who does not know the both of you– Guests should be able to speak about the couple, not just you. Even if they only know your significant other through pics posted on Facebook and quick chats over the phone..something is better than nothing.
- Do NOT invite anyone you have not called, e-mailed, or spoken to in the last year– The fact that you have not remained in touch with this person indicates they are not that important to you and do not need to attend your wedding.
- Do NOT invite all of your parents and soon to be in-laws guests– This is YOUR wedding, not theirs. Your guests should be people that you truly love and care about, not some obligatory list based on who your parents feel should attend.
Using this process, you will wade through all of the names and faces; and allow yourself to really invite the guest who mean the most to you. At surface it may seem harsh, but when you look back at your wedding photos ten years later, you don’t want to have to say “Who’s the girl in the purple dress?” Besides, it not about who you didn’t invite, it’s about who you did invite that makes the occassion memorable.
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