Wedding Invitation List Tips
Deciding who should be invited to the wedding is an easy decision for some couples, but most of us dread what can seem like an endless game of drafting and trimming. One of the easiest ways to beat the guest list blues is by starting early and being honest with your soon-to-be spouse or your families. eInvite rounded up some of the best and easiest wedding invitation list tips for you to follow, so you can create a list of friends and family members you want to spend the happiest day with. Keep reading our guide to learn more!
Wedding Invitation List Tips for the Busy Bride
Before you start drafting your guest list, you should determine a budget first to see how many guests you can invite. By creating “A,” “B,” and “C” lists, you can keep an accurate log of family members and friends, as well as back-up guests you would love to invite if others regretfully decline. List “A” should include all immediate family members or friends that have known you as a couple for a long time. Aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends you don’t see often but stay in touch with can make up List “B.” List “C” should include any coworkers or neighbors you know well. List “D” can include any distant family members or friends you don’t often see or stay in touch with.
Parents and Wedding Parties
It might seem silly or a little redundant to send wedding invitations to your nearest and dearest. Their invitations may be implied, but traditional etiquette calls for even your closest friends and family members to receive invitations. Your parents, in-laws, and wedding parties might want to keep their invitations as keepsakes long after the big day.
If your parents fall into the meddling category and are paying for the wedding, you should safely assume that they can invite their friends and extended family members. Your parents and in-laws want to show you off during such a special occasion, and the courteous thing to do would be allotting a specific amount of invitations for them to address.
Last-Minute Invitation Alterations
One of the biggest mistakes a bride can make is sending an invitation to someone who has already confirmed he or she can’t make it. With your guest list handy, you can keep a record of guests who can’t attend and skip them whilst sending your formal invitations. Make an exception for extended family members that might like one to keep anyway. Children and plus ones can be just as tricky. As a courtesy to friends in long-term relationships, you should extend an invitation to their significant others. If you decide to keep your wedding an adults-only occasion, be clear about that in your invitation or make personal calls to attendees with large families to explain and hope that they can still make it.
Your wedding day will be a day to remember for the rest of your life. Be honest with yourself and your partner as to which guests will make your special day even more memorable. If you have any questions or concerns about these wedding invitation list tips, please contact us today for additional information or further assistance."