Like everything else in wedding planning, guest lists can become overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Just like everything else in the planning process you must go at your guest list with a clear idea of what you want.
The guest list and head count can and should probably start out as a simple list. Who can you most certainly not live without sharing in your day? Then run through all of your particulars. Such as:Your extended family
- His extended family
- Your mutual friends
- Do-workers whom you spend ample amount of social time with
- Family friends (ex. Your mothers best friend.)
- Church friends
- Secular organization friends.
Obviously there could be more or less to this list depending on your personal taste. But this is a good place to start. Here is where it gets daunting because you want to make sure you do not forget anyone. But you also don’t want to go over your limit.
By limit we mean set up a number of attendees. Just like you make a budget for funds you will want to make a budget for people. Whether you want a small intimate affair with only your closest relatives and a few friends. Or a giant blow out including acquaintances and everyone from the office. Then of course go by your budget. Can you afford to host an event with 300 hundred people? Or is a more intimate 50 person guest list more appropriate?
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