Your guest list determines almost every other thing you need to do at your wedding. From the wedding venue to the menu, you need to keep them in consideration at all times. We all have a limited budget and that is why it is essential to stick to a guide to make a proper invite list. Here, we give you a guide that helps you determine, how to plan your wedding size and cater to them.
Make two lists
Make two lists and name them A and B. On list A note down the list of people you can’t miss out on calling. These are the people who you will invite at first. People who are not essential can go to the second list. Once you know the number of people that are sure to attend your wedding from the list A, plan your B list.
Cut down on B list
Your B list will have lots of people who you have probably met once or you don’t know but are some way connected to the families. Keep in my mind that your wedding is not going to matter to them. Even if you have enough budget to accommodate such people, there is no point adding more drama to your big day. People who don’t really care can do things that turn you down anyway. Keep your list short and crisp to make your event more memorable.
No matter how much you try to cut down, you will always come up with people you forgot to add. Even old friends you meet on the road after five years might get too much in touch with you and you end up calling another family of five. You need to be up for such changes and so you should always expect more people than what you keep in the count.
Divide the list
Most Indian weddings comprise plenty of events before the main day. You don’t need to call everybody in every event. It is essential to plan your guest list according to the events. This also means that you will need many more event cards named as A, B, C, D and E to note down people to invite in those events. Keep the closest of relatives and friends coming in for engagement, Haldi ceremony, Mehndi ceremony, and more. The big list must only be on for the main day where you have all your guests together.
Your guest list will determine the number of cards you need to print and how many you can curtail printing as well! If you want to call a few of your close friends and family members on the other events, you can have a separate section in the card to mention those dates. Printing cards also help you determine and keep track of your wedding A and B list.
There are three sizes of weddings – Small, medium and large. They comprise of 2 to 50 people, 50 to 175 people and 175 or more people, respectively. Keeping the sizes in mind will help you plan the guest list a little better.
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