CREATING YOUR GUEST LIST
Creating your guest list can be a stressful task. It causes you to procrastinate but it must be one of the first tasks you take on. First, decide about the following before
making your list.
is your budget for the reception? Food, drink, venue rental, decorations,
many people will your reception venue hold?
you planning a plated dinner (sit down) or buffet/food stations?
the bride, groom, bride’s parents and groom’s parents should all make lists of
people they wish to invite. Compare the lists and note any duplicate names. If the list is too large, begin whittling it down.
is a tiered guest list? This is when the people “you absolutely must invite”
are placed on the A-list. The remaining guests are placed on the B-list. The
invitations on the A-list are mailed 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. If anyone
declines then a guest from the B-list is sent an invitation. It is important to keep the lists secret so no one's feelings are hurt.