(Closed) Its been asked a million times before- how do you cut the guest list?! AH!

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I read something that said if you haven’t shared a meal with someone in a year cut them from your list. Now that can sound pretty harsh. But ded helped us decide to cut our old coworkers, some extended family and friends who we just aren’t close to anymore. We cur our list from 110 to 65. And our very happy with our final list. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d cut coworkers unless you are very close to them currently. You can also only give +1s to the people who are in committed relationships, engaged, or married. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Olive12:  +1 on the plus ones

Only married couples or couple in long term relationships were given a plus one. Example my cousin who has a different bf every time we speak is not getting a plus one! Lol

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@ChampagneBlushWedding:  You have just solved all our problems re our guest list.Thanks for this awesome flow chart..:)

Post # 10
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243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Cutting co-workers (particularly ex-coworkers) might feel harsh to you now, but they’ll never even notice missing the invite, and you WILL notice how much of a dent they would add to your budget.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m in the same boat. our guest list now is 170 and I want to get it down under 100! Yikes. But this was our first draft and pretty much put anyone we knew down. After talking about it though, we realized half the people we haven’t seen in a year or more and are just inviting because they are family (distant). I saw that flow chart somwhere else and that is what I am going to be using!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@virgomasala80:  We invited immediate family only on both sides really only my family is coming because fiance is an only child and so are his parents and his grandparetns cant travel.  We then gave our parents a maximum amount of friends they could invite of there own. We invited close friends only and almost all of them are in a committed realtionship so they are bringing a plus one cause I wouldnt want anyone to go on a vacation alone. We are currently at 58 confirmed guests and we invited about 90..we are expecting maybe 5 or 6 more people to book last minute and come. WE are very happy with the number of people we have coming…if we invited everyone we wanted to our wedding would have been over 200 and I dont see that being very intimate and I wanted to be able to spend time with my guests on the trip  

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