Cutting down the number of guests you invite to your wedding or event will cut down your costs immensely. Not only will you need less food, but there’s less alcohol, chairs, chair covers, table linens, favors, invites, table numbers, etc. But, lets face it, it’s probably the second hardest task (other than the seating chart) to do. It doesn’t matter who you do or don’t invite you will always hurt someone’s feelings, its just an unfortunate part of life. You are just going to have to face that reality, and stick to your plan. Whether you need to cut the guest list because of the venue size or your budget, you need to be firm and be reasonable. For example you cannot invite one cousin from a family and not the other just because you don’t like them. If you invite one cousin, you invite them all. Same goes for children (this is the one people catch the most flack for) if you let a few people bring children (OTHER than bridal party of your own) then you have to let everyone bring children.
This cute little chart was posted on The Wedding Bee to help you with narrowing down the list. When people ask why they weren’t invited, you can always say “We had limited space at the reception site we choose and had to cut the guest list to only immediate family”.
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
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