Wedding planning: Invites to the big day


Best practices for establishing a guest list for a wedding

Best practices for establishing a guest list for a wedding

When it comes to wedding planning, one of the first things a betrothed couple needs to do is decide who they are going to invite to their big day – and this decision can be more difficult than many expect.

Before attempting to draw up a guest list, brides- and grooms-to-be first need to develop a budget, so they know how many people they are able to invite. Once that is established, it is time to work in the family – but having parameters is a must. Inviting the parents, grandparents, favorite aunts and uncles is a given. However, it is tough to figure out which extended family member a couple wants at their wedding and who they do not have room for. So, just carefully list all the people the bride and groom really want there, and if there is more room, extended family members can be added.

Additionally, do not let the mother-in-law or another family member dictate who gets an invitation. The wedding is about the bride and groom, and their opinions matter most. 

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