(Closed) Oh Holidays…Guest List Advice

posted 9 years ago in December 2011
Post # 3
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

hey!  My problem is the same as yours, and compounded by the fact that 1/2 our guests will be coming to Australia from Canada.  For some, this has been a great opportunity for a good holiday and they are coming early and staying on til after new years, but for some its made it impossible for them to come – they have holiday commitments in Canada and can’t make it back from Aus in time since our wedding is on the 17th.  We went back and forth and back and forth (and back and forth again a few more times) on times of year and particular dates for the wedding……..my advice to you is that in the end you have to do what you and your fiance prefer.  You will never please everyone!!  I learned that the hard way.  Take people’s travel and timing into consideration to a certain extent, but in the end decide for yourselves if you prefer the 10th or the 17th, and just go ahead with it.  if people are unable to attend and hold it against you, then they are probably people you don’t want there in the first place.  Real friends and family will be gracious and apologetic that they can’t come and won’t make you feel bad.  

As for people staying, is there any possibility of large houses or estates that could be rented out near your venue?  If everyone pitches in they are usually much cheaper than hotels and less strain on you and Fiance when you are preoccupied with other things!  Or look up B & Bs in the area – also much cheaper than hotels for the most part. 


Good luck! I hope you pick the 17th cause then we’ll be date twins!

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