One of the most difficult things to do when organising your wedding is deciding who you are going to invite. There are family politics to consider concerning who should sit next to whom. And, things don’t get any easier when you have to shave the numbers down because your venue has a maximum capacity.
We will give you some tips on how to best go about making a wedding list below:
Make a comprehensive list
Perhaps the first thing to do is make a list of everyone who you might invite to the wedding, whether it is for the church service, the wedding breakfast or the evening reception. You can trim numbers later.
Consult with your wedding venue
If your wedding is at a small parish church, make a note of how many people the church will sit. Similarly, have a think where your wedding breakfast will be held to decide the number of people you want to cater for. Finally discuss with your wedding venue the maximum number of people allowed for the evening festivities.
When you have the numbers to hand, it’s easier to plan who you want at the church, who will be at the wedding meal and who will only be invited in the evening. If the total number of guests you have in mind exceeds the number the venue holds, don’t be afraid to be ruthless.
When you have decided on specific numbers and the people who you want to share your day with, you can send out the wedding day invitations and the wedding evening invitations.