So you’ve started to plan your Austin wedding, you’ve been getting along pretty steadily, you have a venue picked out, a date, a dress, and now its time to make the guest list. Many dread this part of wedding planning, but if you take proper steps it won’t be as hard as you might think it would.
- From the beginning, figure out how you’re going to divvy the list up. Typically the two getting married get 50% of the list, and each of their parents get a quarter. If you have divorced parents or a different circumstance, that can be figured out, too! It is all about communication from the very beginning.
- When you chose or soon choose your venue, be realistic about around how many people you plan on inviting. If your space only accommodates 250, but you both have huge families and a lot of friends, you might need to look into larger venues.
- A good rule of thumb when it comes to friends is that if you haven’t talked to them in over 3 years, you do not have to invite them. You have to make cuts somewhere and better someone that you haven’t talked to for three years than your great-aunt that you’re not close to, but still see every holiday.
- Another way to make cuts is by having an adults only wedding. Maybe you want more of your friends, or you just don’t want kids at your wedding? It is alright for you to make this choice! Its your day and if you don’t want a two year old running everywhere, there doesn’t have to be a two year old running around everywhere.
- Lastly, you can make an a-list and a b-list. Everyone on the a-list gets an invite, and the b-list will come in handy when you begin to receive RSVPs, plus ones, and so on. At that point, you can add guests from the b-list to your guest list.