Hello all & sorry I have not written anything in a while! Things have been super busy but I am back on track and will be posting new blogs regularly so keep checking back often to see what new topics I will be talking about.
I found the picture to the left on DestinationWeddingMag.com about a month back and immediately shared it on my FB page www.Facebook.com/DetailedEngagements. This caught a lot of people's attention and I was told was actually used by more than a few people who were putting their guest list together! When putting the guest list together there are SO many factors at play here but the biggest one that I hear talked about is the cost. My rough estimate is $100 per person, think of each one of your guests as a $100 bill. Not to seem rude but are they worth a $100 bill to you? And for the majority of us $100 will not even cover it!
So to help with the question I so often get asked of how to deal with the Guest List problem I have come up with a few questions to ask yourself:
1. Are they worth a $100 bill to you? Can you see yourself handing over a crisp, 100 dollar bill of them to come to your wedding? If the answer is no then wipe them off your list right away!
2. Will you be introducing them to your fiancé on the day of your wedding? If the answer is yes then for 99% of people this will wipe them off of your guest list. There will be some extenuating circumstances which will allow for people who fall in this category but will still get an invite. These are people who live very far away but you would still like to have at your special day.
3. Is it so important for your parents to have them their that they will pay for their invite? If so then invite them. If they have not done anything to personally offend either yourself or your fiancé then it should be fine if they come. You parent's best friends from high school or church should be there. Your family is proud of you and wants to show you off on one of the most important days of your life- let them :-)
These three very simple questions should help you with all those maybes that you have on your guest list! If you still have a question about someone after looking at the flow chart and asking these 3 questions then invite them to your wedding! For some reason you are having a hard time figuring it out so maybe that is a sign- just invite them!! Good luck and let me know how you make out!
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