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Wedding: The Guest List + Tips

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Remember it's your day! Do what you want.
This is a motto that I need to get tattooed on my arm for the next 18 months.

I will admit. There hasn't been much of an update since my last post (wedding wise).
We know that gift we want to give our guests! Haha.

Speaking of guests... One thing that is haunting me is the list. Those final numbers are critical.
One of the first things we did, once we got engaged was start our guest list.

I have collected some good advice in the past few months. 
I thought it would be a good idea to share with someone who may have the same questions.

Kids or no Kids?
We chose to go with no kids.
My (future) sister-law had kids at her wedding a few cried the whole reception.
Which was heard on her wedding video during the speeches.
If you have extra money- rent another room just for the kids.
Don't forget entertainment for them as well.

John who???
I will not have this problem on my side but in-laws adding everyone YOU DON'T KNOW to your list.
Pass! That's more money coming from your pockets.

Single friends + 1
This is one that can be debated for hours.
Think about it.. Say you invited someone you met in one of your college courses and she doesn't know anyone at the wedding. I think she deserves a plus one.
What if five friends from high school are invited. Do you give them all a +1 or assure them that they're all at the same table. Hmmmm...

We haven't yet gotten into seating arrangements yet but those are some tips to help you get started.

REMEMBER: 
Remember it's your day! Do what you want.

3 comments:

  1. Congrats!
    For the plus 1, I feel that for people who are married or common-law, even if you don't know his/her spouse well, a +1 is a must (even the 5 high school friends). For those who are single or casually dating, it's not as important.

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  2. See...this is why we went to the courthouse. LOL! Gosh, I wouldn't know where to begin with these issues, but I look forward to reading more about your wedding. Congrats!

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