Bridal Guest List Etiquette

Wedding tourist roster decorum varies broadly, but a common law is that “whoever pays gets a say”. That means that if your relatives or your upcoming in- laws are contributing to the bride, they have some amount of filibuster authority over the final visitor matter. Countless couples come up with a target number for the whole wedding and split it into thirds- one third for their friends and family, one fourth for each partner’s family to encourage whomever they want, and another fourth for guests to provide a plus- one.

Launch with the definites/non- negotiables ( or A- list, or your must- invite group ). These are people who you would be disappointed to not have at your wedding. For some couples, this is their immediate community, or adjacent friends, for individuals, it may be extended family like aunts, uncles and primary nephews.

Next, ponder if anyone who gave you a gift needs to be invited. While it’s great to been remembered by your friends and family, a thank note is generally enough.

Next look at the rest of your list. Do you have room for everyone on your intend list, or is it period to cut the B- checklist? This is the time to be honest with yourself, and if you ca n’t accommodate everyone on your list due to budget or venue space limitations, it’s best to save that spot for someone else.