There are a few challenges that can play a part into who makes it onto the guest list -such as:
– the size of the venue,
-whom the couple needs to invite due to family, friends and /or work obligations.
Traditionally, the guest list is split down the middle or it might tip towards the person who is contributing most towards the cost of the wedding.
And sometimes it tips towards the person with the larger family.
I would imagine if you are an only child and marrying an Osmond, their guest list would be bigger. 🙂
Ideally, brides and grooms want to invite the people that they love and whom they want to surround themselves with on one of the most important days of their lives.
When clients call me about one of our venues, the first two questions I ask them is, “what is your guest count and have you established a budget?” When they can answer both questions, then it makes it easier to start the process.
The bride and groom first should make a list of their guests and place it on spreadsheet.
We always recommend separating it into three columns – A, B and C.
The A is the list with the must have guests – first family, closest friends and the bridal party, then the B list is your wish list – people that you adore from work, etc., and finally the C list are the people you would like to invite but only if it is possible.
Once you and your fiance have compiled your lists, then combine the lists into a master list and hand it over to your parents or the persons that are sponsoring your wedding, so they can add their names to the list.
Once this list is done, then we recommend having an experienced event planning company confirm if your budget matches your guest count based on the style, guest count and vibe of your wedding.
Once the budget is determined, then it will make it easier to rule out venues or even having a private estate wedding.
Our company has the privilege to have access to over 4,000 private estates and venues.
Please let us know if we may be of an assistance with your search.
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