Tips For Creating Your Wedding's Guest List

If you are going to be getting married then there are many things you will need to do to prepare for that special day. One of the preparations that you need to make will be to come up with your guest list. This is extremely important and it can be one of the more challenging decisions you have to make regarding the wedding. That's why you should consider taking in the information that is offered in this article. It will help you to come up with your guest list while remaining as stress free as possible.

Understanding why it's so hard to come up with a guest list

The first thing you want to do is to have a clear understanding of why coming up with your guest list is so challenging. Once you understand this you may find it easier to move past those challenges. It's difficult because you will have people you and/or your future spouse definitely want there, people others want, people you would prefer not to be there and people that you could go either way with. Then it gets harder; you have to decide where to draw the line while taking the chance of offending some by not inviting them. This is why it may be easiest to pick a number you want and then work within that perimeter.

Start at the top and work your way down

When you are making your guest list, start with bot of your immediate family and closest friends. Then, add people down from there across the board until you reach the number of people you are trying to keep your wedding at. For example, move from aunts and uncles to cousins. Past cousins, see if you are at capacity for second cousins or if that is where you need to draw the line, and so on.

Your venue can help you determine your guest list number

If you have always had a picture in your mind of the perfect venue and you know just how you want your wedding and reception to be, then you may be able to use this as your starting off point. Once you have the locations decided on then you can move on to the guest list. Doing it this way will allow you to know about how many of a maximum you can go with and also let you know how many you should invite in order to make the venue you have decided on worth it.

Contact a hotel, like Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre, for more help.