Planning a Wedding can be hard especially when you are trying to get your guest list to a reasonable amount or you are working with maximum numbers for a venue you have fallen in love with.
There are a few ways you can do this without creating too much drama! Here are our hints and tips
Know Your Number
Does your venue have a maximum guest number? Does your budget only cater for 50 people? Know your number and stick with it!
Keep It Private
When you start showing your guest list around to friends and family before it's finalised they may come back with people to add on that you've not added. Work on the guest list with your Fiance first, and then if you have a lower number than expected see who you may have missed.
Highlight the VIP
If you list seems never-ending, grab a highlighter, and highlight the people that must be there to see you get married. This is the list you really need to work with.
One way to make your Wedding numbers instantly lower is to make it adults only, especially if you don't have children of your own. Whilst it may be a popular choice with some parents, some others may not be happy.
If you have single friends and they know other people going to a Wedding, don't give them a plus-one. You are going to have someone at your Wedding that you've possibly never met before! However, if they're in a relationship and it looks like its going somewhere, then think about inviting them. The choice is yours.
People You Don't Speak To
Don't feel obligated to invite people that you've not spoken to for years. It doesn't matter whether or not they are family. It is your Wedding and it is a Wedding Celebration with the people you want to be part of it.
If you work with someone and they're not super close with them then don't feel that they have to be invited to the day reception. Invite them to the evening instead unless you are limited on numbers for this too.
They Invited Me
Don't feel that just because you are getting married now that you have to invite people that invited you to their Wedding. Unless you are still good friends there is no obligation to invite them.
Remember, its YOUR day!