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.