By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 06 2018
You are engaged (YAY!) and now the planning begins. The first question everyone is going to ask you is, “do you have a date?!” But to lock in a date you have to have a venue… and to lock in a venue you need an idea of your guest count. So how do you know who to invite and to not invite to the biggest celebration you’ve probably ever thrown? Here are our go-to pro tips on creating that list:
Pro tip: If they are married, live with a significant other or have been in a serious relationship for more than a year, they get a guest. If they don’t know anyone else at the wedding, it is nice to extend them the opportunity to bring a guest. If they know a bunch of people (i.e. co-workers) then a “plus one” is not mandatory.
Keep in mind, your initial guest list is not written in stone. You can continue to adjust the number until your save the dates go out (once a guest receives a save the date, they are on the invite list!). That number may need to be adjusted if you find a venue that you simply can’t live without. In that case, it’s a great idea to divide up the number of guests you can invite – one third for you two and one third for each set of parents.
Still unsure how many guests to invite or how to cut the list? Consider hiring a wedding planner who can help you to sort through this dilemma (and many more to come!).
Photo courtesy of IndigoSilver Studio.