(Closed) Guest List Issues

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Guest list is always a touchy subject.  Fiance and I tend to just jump in and hash things out, although that may not be your style.  It sounds like you have some ideas of what would be reasonable ground rules – probably the rules that you applied when you put together your side of the guest list.  I would make sure that you did apply them, and then get together on the phone.  You could start by talking about how the list is really getting big, how you would like it to be smaller, and then introduce some of your ideas about who should be on the list (immediate family, aunts/uncles, people you currently see socially more than X many times per year…)  Maybe divide the list into must haves and would be nice to have, and see what you get.  We did our list as must have only, and then actually discussed every category of addition after (friends of the kids? parents of friends of the kids? people from work? people we really, really like but never get around to seeing socially?).  It actually worked out pretty smoothly after the first few discussions.  They say (whoever they are) that 15 to 20% of your guest list will RSVP negative, but the 50 you would like as no shows is more than that…

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