Making a guest list is seemingly straightforward. Invite family, close friends - and the list is ready. But in reality, everything is much more complicated. Try to determine who your really close friend is and who you and your fiancé would like to see at the celebration. Following some simple tips, you can make the right list and invest in the wedding budget.
A little about preferences
Before you sit down to make a list, decide what is preferable for you: a noisy wedding in the circle of relatives and friends or a small number of guests in an elite and luxurious restaurant. Listen to your soul, it knows exactly what you want. She will help you make the right choice.
Who pays - he decides everything?
Very often it is the compilation of the list that leads to conflicts. Parents, if they are organizing a wedding, feel that they have the "right" to invite the guests they themselves would like to see. In the case when the celebration is financed by the young themselves, the list of relatives is often reduced to a minimum. Do not rush to conflict, because on this holiday everyone deserves to feel happy. Try to find a middle ground.
Make a complete list of guests, taking into account both your own and parental wishes. Decide on a budget. Try to determine as accurately as possible the amount you are willing to spend on a wedding banquet. Compare with your list. And then start excluding those guests, without whom your event will not be particularly affected. Eliminate until the budget matches your list.
Children are a reason to think
If you have friends with small children, you can only invite adults - this will somewhat "cut" the guest list. Think about it, you will have to arrange a separate holiday for the children, otherwise, they will get bored and they will start to be capricious. However, if you are a beloved uncle or aunt, you should not offend the kid with a refusal to invite.
The sober head method
You have already taken into account all the above methods, but the list is still long. Don't be upset. Set it aside for a couple of days. Let your head clear up. Return to him in a few days, as they say, "on a sober head."
Listen to your heart when making your guest list, but try not to lose your mind. And most importantly, you should not choose between people who are equally familiar, so as not to offend anyone.