Getting your guest list under control & managing your attendees from there
The size of your guest list has a major impact on your wedding budget, so before you each start scrolling through your address books, start by working out an ideal number of guests for your perfect day.
The next question is not “who do we invite”, but rather “who gets to choose who to invite.” Traditionally – and especially when both sets of parents are sharing the costs of the wedding – each family invites half the guests. In turn, that may lead to a lot of discussion and negotiation. And then of course there are questions about guests of guests, not to mention children of guests – and much more.
To help you manage your guest list, this section includes articles about ways to determine your guest list (including ideas and solutions from couples who’ve already had their perfect day), as well as some useful tools such as the Guest List Manager.