Guest List Tips You Want to Know When Planning Your Wedding

Planning your wedding should always start with a dream. Beyond that though, the technicalities (and probably less entertaining parts) of a wedding plan are also very important.

Take your guest list, for example. As one of the first steps in the wedding planning process, your guest list will influence a lot of other decisions you make along the way (your wedding venue in Virginia, for example).

What are some of the guest list tips you want to know when planning your wedding? We’ve gathered the essentials right below – so read on and find out more.

  • You can set your own rules. This is your wedding and even if your parents are contributing to covering the costs, this is still your wedding. So, if they want to invite their friends, make sure you discuss things with them from the very beginning and tell them how many people they can bring. This will help you avoid any contradictory discussions later on and it will also help you keep things organized.
  • Same thing applies for plus ones too. It’s perfectly fine to not allow plus ones (unless they’re married or in long-term relationships, of course). To do this, though, please make sure to word your RSVPs in a way that makes it crystal clear who is invited and who isn’t.
  • Speaking of RSVPs, if you’re not getting them back, ask someone close to you to help out and call the guests in question to ask them if they can confirm their choice. You can do this yourself too, but in general it is best that the Maid of Honor or the mother of the bride handle this.
  • Last, but not least, keep in mind this tip: if you are wondering on whether or not you should invite someone to your wedding, think of how you’d feel if they couldn’t come. Would you feel very sad? Then you probably need to include them in the wedding guest list. Would you not feel that sad? You can probably skip them, then.


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  • Emery Jean Chambers

    June 5, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Thank you for pointing out that when it comes to weddings, it is important for the parents to discuss with the couple their plans for bringing their friends so that everyone will stay organized. I am sure that my parents will allow us to do all the invitations, but I will still take note of this. Managing the guests’ list is one of the things that we prioritize the most because as far as I know, the venue my husband has chosen is pretty small. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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