- 2 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I read a lot about how to cut the guest list or how cute and small a wedding was. Which I totally get and appreciate. But I haven’t read much about the wedding guest list that kept growing and no one complained. 🙂
My family has taken on the approach of invite everyone and let the guests sort out who is coming. We are having an event 4 hours away from my home town and right after Thanksgiving. We think this will knock the numbers down a little but if not we are willing to adapt the budget and make other choices.We are not only having a wedding we are also having a engagment party in Sept in my home town to help accomocate those that might want to celebrate but also don’t want to do the drive/have holiday plans/etc. So far some of the people that were the first to book hotel rooms and RSVP (we have only sent save the dates so far) are some of the people I might not have expected to off the list…which makes me VERY glad that we were so open about the invite. The wedding for me isn’t just about the people I feel close to but it is also about the people that feel close to me and my family.
My parents are social bee’s and so am I, we also love hosting a good party (people not having enough food would be one of the worst sins-hehe). Our guest list right now is around 600 people and consistantly growing…we think the wedding will be likely around 200-300 people (the venue holds 400) and the engagment party around 200-250 with some duplication and some just picking one or the other.
Anyways, so for any other brides out there that instead of cutting the guest list are trying to think of those that they might have forgotten to invite…you are not alone. 🙂
Bests to you!