When it comes to making the guestlist for your big day, you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed and slightly frustrated. You will want all your beloved friends and family members to attend your wedding, although the effort will prove far more challenging than merely listing all the people you love. Your guest list will be determined by several factors, which is why we have rounded up the best ways for you to simplify the situation. Once your guest list is flawless, you can start searching for the perfect wedding invites to compliment your special day's theme.
Set Your Per-Head Budget
Wedding planning entails so much budgeting, from the flower arrangement budget to the budget for your cake and decor to your per-head budget for your guests. Even though it would be relatively simple to list all your friends and family members, your total wedding budget would dramatically increase, rendering affordability a concerning factor.
Therefore, it will be best to determine how much each guest will cost, leaving you with a set number limit on how many guests you can invite. Be sure to factor in costs such as wedding favors, food, drinks, and even the invites' cost. Adding each small cost to your budget is essential as we all know that even small spends add up.
Draft A Rough List
Before you get overwhelmed by removing extra guests from your mental list, it is best to write a rough draft guest list. You can include all your friends and family in absolutely any order. This rough list intends to evaluate the maximum number of guests that may attend. It would be best if you also calculated the estimated cost.
Create Priority Tiers
Once you have written down all the names of potential guests, you will need to start prioritizing and making cuts. The best way to do this is to create priority tiers in which you will be separating the bride and groom's family into various levels of hierarchy before evaluating friends.
It is also a great idea to balance the number of each guest per bride and groom. It may be challenging to evict names from your guest list, although considering factors such as your budget and the impact each potential guest has on your life will help you get through the effort.
Involve Your Spouse-To-Be
It won't be the best idea to craft a guest list while leaving your soon to be spouse entirely in the dark. It would be best if you made a point of involving your partner to ensure all their important guests make the cut. What'sWhat's more; you may find your spouse to be is not particularly in favor of inviting individual guests. Discussing potential guest clashes and unfavorable guests together will help slim down the guest list and ensure everyone can have a great time.
Consider Seating Arrangements
While you are slimming down your guest list, you should factor in your seating arrangements. It is a widespread problem for difficult guests to be seated at your reception as they do not get along with other guests in attendance. If such guests cannot be evicted from your list, your seating arrangement is the only solution to a pleasant experience for everyone.