A wedding is one of the most special days in anyone’s life. Finally, it’s time to say “I do” to the love of your life.
Like any special occasion, engaged couples would want to share their joy with others. They start listing the people they want to witness their marriage: their parents, siblings, close friends, acquaintances, that old granny in the supermarket they talk to, the dog walker. Most couples want to invite almost everyone they know until they realize their budget.
As much as you’d want to invite everyone to the wedding, it’s not always a realistic option. When it comes to the venue, seasoned wedding places such as The Ranch At San Patricio can hold hundreds of guests. But what if your venue is just a small church suitable for 50?
The budget should also be part of the equation. Can you accommodate more than you can afford?
Where the Dilemma Begins
Couples want to invite everyone that matters, even the newest of friends. Those in their 20s and 30s usually have lots of single friends, which also raise the question of “plus ones” and dates. Potential guests with long-term relationships automatically expect their significant others to be part of the guest list too.
Of course, your mom and dad want their group of friends, which often include aunts, uncles, and some of their friends.
Ideally, you want to invite them all.
From a realistic point-of-view, however, it’s not always the case. That’s when the task of sorting through the guest list begins.
No to Guilty Feelings
Removing certain people from the list can be hard. Also, it doesn’t help when others make it known that they want an invitation or when someone comments on not being invited.
Still, don’t feel guilty.
First things first, priorities matter. Apart from the venue, remember your budget. It’s better to ensure that all the important aspects, such as the food and photographers. You’re paying for the wedding, not your extended family or guests. Best to sort out the necessities first before the guest list.
As much as you want to invite guests, remember the wedding necessities first. Don’t feel guilty if you can’t invite them all.
As long as the special people are present, that’s what matters.