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Wedding Guest List Rejections: Who to Cross Off

October 21, 2021

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Wedding guest lists can be challenging to finalize, especially when it comes to making the decision of who to invite, and who to cross out from the list. In order to make your life easier, and help you make that decision, I have prepared a few tips for you!

MIA Family Members

These are your family members that you haven’t talked to for years. The people who haven’t been a part of your love journey, or never met your spouse before. It is something I believe both you and your spouse should talk about. Remember that your wedding day is not a family reunion. What is important is that you are with your closest family members and friends who are able to celebrate with you on your very special day. 

Friends that You Haven’t Heard for Years

Just like point number one, this is not a reunion. Invite only your friends that are close to you, and you truly have a relationship with. Focus on the people who have been with you through thick and thin, and have witnessed your love story.

Work Friends

Although you think you have to, oftentimes it is not necessary to invite your boss or colleagues  and have to put them on your wedding guest list. Again, focus on your relationship level. Are your colleagues really your personal friends, or just at work? What if you move to another workplace, would you really still be friends with them? This is something to think about. 

Neighbors

Just like work friends, it is not necessary to invite your neighbors. If you don’t have a certain relationship level with them, then don’t invite them. You are not obliged to invite them. But if you have a certain neighbor who you have a good relationship with, and has witnessed your love story, and who you’ll communicate with even if you move out, then by all means invite that neighbor!

Kids

You may choose not to invite kids to your wedding. You may base it on age brackets. At the end of the day you are on a budget, and it is your wedding day, so you have the right to decide on that. One of the ways to lower down the cost even if you invite kids, is to have a kiddie menu. It is a lot more affordable compared to the regular one. Again, this is something to communicate about with your spouse to add or cut out of the wedding guest list.

People You Never Met

This applies most especially on plus ones. Again, you pay per headcount, so if you do not know this particular person at all, then do not invite him or her. That is the reason why you don’t need to give everyone a plus one option. Only the friends or family members who have a partner in life or a spouse who are close to you, and have witnessed your love story.

Friends of In Laws and Parents

Remember that you want to invite the people who are special to the both of you because it’s your wedding day. It also depends on who’s paying for the wedding, but since it is your special day, you should have the final say who gets to be on your wedding guest list. 

There you go! Hope this will help you a lot with your decision making when it comes to your guest list on your wedding day. If you loved reading this blog check out on of my past blog on time saving secrets of wedding planning, trust me its a goodie.

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I'm an event planner and designer in Los Angeles, CA whose mission is to educate the modern day bride just how planning her day doesn't have to be as stressful. Here on the blog you can find my latest tips, advice, resources, or featured articles to learn more on all things planning. 

I'M JESs.
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