Figuring out who will be on hand to witness your vows is no easy feat, and coming up with the guest list is bound to cause an argument or two. There will be a huge list of people standing there waiting for an invitation, few waiting to just complain and few won’t be bothered. Before you even start jotting down names, take a look at these common mistakes. Make sure you have a RSVP that gives clear instructions.
It is a tedious job to actually finalize a list, cutting down and covering most of the family and friends. You may just annoy few people with this.
When parents make the Guest List
If your parents take control of the guest list, be prepared for the full on Family drama. The Wedding will have a list full of people who you haven’t even seen in the last few years. So take hold of the situation and make a sorted list of all near and dear ones, keep your colleagues in mind and your distant relatives. People who matter should be there.
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Allowing one plus one guests
This is fine if guests are in a serious, long-term relationship, but letting your single pals bring random dates can be a mistake—especially if you’re on a budget. If you Invite friends and allow them to bring a plus one, that adds up quick! Really consider who you want to come and if you want to allow them to bring someone you may not even know. So limit the distant relations.
Forgetting your venue size
You don’t want to risk over inviting and having a smaller space packed with too many people. Crammed spaces are not fun for anyone! There should be free flow of guests that have come.
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Follow up Guest List
The bride and her family can easily take over the day, but it’s important to consult with the groom’s side to get an idea of how many people they’d like to invite. If your guest count is around 200, don’t tell your fiance’s side they can only invite 75 people because your guest count is at 125. Make sure you have a follow up of who all are coming, in case of surprise guests.
Keep in mind who gets along and who doesn’t
Your wedding will anyways be a comedy if you have funny relatives, actually all relatives are funny. Make sure the seating is done tactfully. You should avoid blunders on your wedding guest book.
Including all co-workers and friends
Unless you are very close to your colleagues, don’t feel guilty about skipping their invitation, but inviting your immediate boss is considered ‘proper etiquette’. If you aren’t inviting the work crew, keep your wedding planning discussions out of the work place.” Invite those friends who really mean to you for all functions and distant ones can come just for the wedding.
Simple advice by ShaadiMagic: Maintain strict reservations if you don’t want an overcrowded wedding. Mention the number of members that can come from each family. Have a mail interaction or phone follow up to have a good idea of the guests. Always be prepared for some extra guests with seats, food and warm hugs.
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By Shagufta Rahaman.
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