Weddings are meant to be festive occasions to celebrate the union of two souls, tied in a strong bond of love. You share the joy of your wedding with your family and friends but the most difficult task is to organize your guest list for your wedding events. There are so many problems you will face when you start writing down the names of the guests, you will find there are some people you want them to be a part your celebration, however, you cannot invite them because you have to stick to the wedding budget and then there are those people you would have to invite but you have never met before and had no intention of meeting them in future. We know how quickly it can get frustrating as you have to spend a good chunk of your wedding budget on them. To help you with your wedding guest list, we will share some common wedding guest list nightmares and how to deal with them.
All your arrangements related to the wedding venue, seating and décor is solely dependent on the number of the guests you will invite to your wedding. You should have a very clear idea of how much you are going to spend your wedding budget on entertaining and feeding your wedding guests. While in the planning phase, you are going to face a lot of pressure from your family and in-laws especially when it comes to sending wedding invitations to people you never heard of. You should remain calm and talk to them about your concerns. One of a good way to deal with this is to set a fixed number of distant relatives that your parents can invite to your wedding.
We know you want to share your happiness with so many people but keep this in your mind at the end of the day you have to pay the bills. While making your wedding guest list, you should ask yourself whether your wedding venue can hold such a large number of guests, how many guests you can afford or will your venue look overly crowded? Crowded venues are big NO as it creates a very messy environment where your décor won’t be stand out- you don’t want that. Each and every detail of your wedding décor should be noticeable. Your too many wedding guest can spoil the harmony of your wedding ceremony.
Deciding how many of your co-workers will make it to your wedding guest list is surely a tricky one. But this does not mean that you start sending wedding invitations to everyone in your office. If you are working in a group of 4-5 members, you can invite them all but if you are working in a department having let say 20 people just invite your immediate supervisor and those employees you are friends with. You really don’t need to worry about what the rest will think about you. It will be a smart move if you send a gift, card or wedding favors to your other coworkers working in your department.
This will be the biggest nightmare of your all other wedding guest nightmares. Now you have your wedding guest list but you still need to cut down few more guests from your list to match your venue requirements. Go through your list again and think about those people who are important in your life. You don’t need to invite couples or old school, college friends who are not that much closer to you.
By following these suggestions, you will have your perfect guest list that will not put a burden on your wedding budget.