Your budget is just sufficient for 80-100 wedding guests but you have over 200 guests on your list. You’ve got to cut down on your guests list.
The following tips will guide you on who to cut down from your guest list as well as the unimportant guests that do not have to attend your wedding.
- The Plus-Ones
This can be a difficult decision but to reduce your number of wedding guests, you have to start with people you don’t know.
The rule should be for your guest to not invite an extra person. This can be done by selectively offering invites to guests. Do not say yes if your single friends ask if they should have a plus-one for someone they have no serious relationship with.
Since there would be many singles in the party, it is a good chance for your guests to mingle.
You really do not have to invite your neighbours if you’re not close to them.
- Big Families
If you’re from an extended family with large number of siblings, aunts and uncles with married children and grand children, then you might have to cut off those you’re not very close to.
You wouldn’t want your family members to fill up you seats before you start inviting your wedding guests.
- Your Work Colleagues
You’re not obligated to invite your work colleagues because once you invite one of them, it wouldn’t be fair to exclude others. However, you may invite your boss and close friend from work.
- Very Distant Relatives
What’s the point in inviting relatives you never get to see at all because you want your family members to be present at your wedding? You have friends that know you quite well and are ready to share your special day with you.
- “Adults-Only”: Children Should Be Excluded From The Wedding Guests List
Catering for the children guests may be reduced in cost compared to the adults but they still add up to your total cost.
You could clearly state that the wedding would be an “Adult-only”. However, exemptions can be made regarding children that are family members.
- Badly Behaved Friends
If you have friends that are spoilers to parties, then you should do a re-think before inviting such friends.
You wouldn’t want a drunk friend to cause an embarrassing scene on your special day.
Maryam is a poet, blogger, graphics artist, and love coach. She mentors other ladies on finding the right life partner and communicating effectively in their relationships. She’s passionate about helping couples to plan & organize romantic weddings.
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