Weddings are a big deal and a huge affair if we are being honest a large crowd of people who have known the bride, groom over the years come to celebrate with them. The families of the bride and groom also with other associates are fully represented for this auspicious occasion. Most times what determines the success of a wedding is the number of guests in attendance once the guest list is overboard the provision made available the wedding could flop.
Many struggle with deciding the guest they want and should have at their wedding as they don’t want anyone feeling left out and also want their families to manage inviting people to the special day. For them every one is important but it is also important for you to draw the line so you don’t go overboard. Today we share tips to determine the number of guests you would have at your wedding.
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Your wedding budget will determine your wedding guest list if you can afford a big wedding or a small one. When you look at your budget you have an idea of the number of guests it can cater for so you understand not to fall out of your range.
- Wedding Venue
Wedding venues already come with the number of guests they can take so bear that in mind. You don’t want to overfill the venue with guests making the space rowdy and uncomfortable.
- Make a guest list
Sit with your partner, your family members and draw up a mock guest list that will guide the final list you would follow. This list will cover guests from everyone’s end and so you can strike out does who eventually might not attend.
- Decide About Children
Children at weddings can be a sticky situation. Some people feel strongly that their special day is an adults-only occasion, not a family reunion. Others believe that weddings are best celebrated with all generations present. Whatever you decide will also impact your wedding guest numbers.
- Give Both Families the Same Number of Extra Guests
After your families have been invited, determine how many extra spots you have left and divide it evenly between both of your families. Let your parents use these seats however they’d like—and make it clear that there are no more seats available.
6. Prioritize your attendance list
Who and why a person should attend your wedding will play a great role in helping you decide your guest list. Applying this rule may seem difficult at first but as you follow through it makes decision-making easier.
7. Add Plus-Ones Consistently
Your friends are in various stages of relationships, so where do you draw the line? The post suggests making a clear and fast rule. For instance, if a couple has been dating for six months or more, the SO gets an invite, and if not, he or she doesn’t; and you have to stick to whatever rule you make up.
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