The first step to planning a wedding is to create your guest list.
The guest list will help you build your budget and know what size venue to book.
Creating the guest list can be tricky, especially when you are combining two different families, two sets of friends & acquaintances and most importantly bringing together yourselves - two very different individual people with your own personal views, values, quirks and social status.
Below I have broken down the different groups of people you need to consider inviting, irrelevant of the number of guests that each person in the relationship has on each side.
Remember you are coming together as one and now COMBINING your life which includes those you know and love in your lives.
When it comes to family, you will want to include both sets of:
You will be left with a total guest count and this is when you define your wedding budget.
If you find your guest numbers are pushing you past your ideal wedding budget that you wanted to spend, then this is when you need to go back and decide who to remove from your guest list.
If you need help with trimming your guest list, check out this blog here
Until next time