Basics to Build the Guest List for Your Wedding
One of the first steps when you start planning your wedding is starting to make the guest list for the wedding. Although invitations itself will not be sent immediately, it is ideal that you and your partner have a pretty good idea of who you want to join on this important day. This will help determine a realistic budget to avoid hurting feelings of many and to help define who will pay that portion of the cost of the wedding.
The first thing you and your partner want to do is sit down and talk about what their expectations are regarding the type of wedding you want to celebrate and who you want to share it with.
Although when putting together your guest list, you might start with a definite number and calculate each invitation carefully which is very normal to make the guest list for your wedding and it seems almost done. When you start making the list, from one day to another, and before you know it, there is a huge list and a budget that clearly does not fit the list. In such a situation, you might need to reduce the guest list. Reducing the guest list is relatively easy and all it takes is some time, sincerity, and organization.
Make the approximately estimation of how many guests will attend your wedding. Now you put together your budget, booked area and rooms for celebration and banquet. You take all the work and effort to assemble and modify again and again your guest list until it is perfect. From the people who have been invited, many may not actually attend the wedding. It is not just a matter of curiosity, but a super valid question because surely, like many other couples, maybe you had to cut your guest list and if there is a chance there are still people who to attend your wedding if possible. Well, it really depends very much on each couple, their families, friends, and even the type of wedding you are celebrating.
Inviting the ex is a serious matter. Traditionally speaking, inviting exes to the wedding is not even a valid question but it is the first thing that comes to mind. However, more common than a solid yes or no, the answer to it “should we invite the former to the wedding?” is not so clear. As in everything, there are valid reasons enough to invite as not to invite the former partners. The most important thing is to consider everything and discuss with your partner. Along with the list of guests, it is vital to have detailed wedding checklist of everything about wedding arrangements.