The No-Stress Guide to Wedding Planning Guest Lists

As you plan your special day, one of the most challenging decisions you will have to

make is whose names will make your guest list. Take a look at the info-graphic below to

learn how to navigate the social minefield that is managing your guest list.

A Careful Balancing Act

It’s inevitable that you will be faced with some tough decisions as you compile your wedding

guest list. The harsh reality is that some compromises will need to be made in order to stay

within your budgetary and capacity limitations. This process can be stressful as you need to

strike the right balance between being practical while also avoiding hurt feelings.

Common Wedding Guest List Dilemmas

No matter how big or small your wedding is, chances are you will be faced with one or more of

these common wedding guest list problems. For example, many couples-to-be are stumped by

the social etiquette of inviting the children of guests. Another common pain-point is identifying

which guests should be allowed a plus-one. One other major bone of contention is deciding on

how many guests your parents can invite.

How to Cut Your Wedding Guest List

If your budget or venue doesn’t allow for as many guests as you had initially hoped, then you

will have no choice but to cut down your guest list. This is never easy, but there are a few things

you can try to make the process a little more do-able. You may find that the best approach is to

set hard and fast rules. For example, don’t invite any non-relative that neither you nor your partner

has spoken to in 3 years. Another good one is not to invite anyone purely out of guilt.

Learn More in the Guide Below

If you are grappling with an unmanageable guest list, then you may want to check out this

helpful info-graphic guide from The Wedding Band Shop which lays out all the essentials of

guest list planning.