Choosing your wedding guests is one of the most important parts of your wedding planning and for some couples takes a lot of time. It is very important that you include all the people who you want to share your special day. When writing your wedding guest list, make sure you are strict enough so your wedding does not become too large, but don’t be too limiting as you need to include everybody that is special to you. Once you have chosen your wedding guest list, get the invitations out as quickly as possible to make sure that all your wedding guests can come. Remember to be flexible, some wedding guests may not be able to come, or you might think of extra people. Be prepared to change your wedding guest list right up to the day.
It can be easy to choose your closest friends who you want to invite as wedding guests but it can be a minefield when deciding on inviting partners to weddings. They immediately double the numbers and it can mean that you have to cut down on people who you actually want to invite. Another tricky area is inviting children to weddings, yet again quickly expanding your wedding guest list. Furthermore it means you have to provide some sort of entertainment for them, which can put pressure on a tight wedding budget! Every couple will have trouble over some difficult wedding guests, whether it is arguments in the family or old school disputes, remember they are here to celebrate your wedding and be there for you.
Once you have chosen your wedding guests and have finalised the wedding guest list it is time to start planning your wedding seating plans. Beware, this can be quite time consuming so put enough time aside to make sure you are happy with it. Difficult wedding guests can make seating plans tricky but at the end of the day, they are not sitting down for that long. Remember to also do your top table seating plans, as that is where the most important people sit!
Some of your wedding guests may have to travel a long distance to your wedding, so to ensure that they can come they will have to make travel and accomodation plans as soon as they recieve your invitation. Giving guests information about recommended accomadation is really useful for your friends and family who might not know the area. If your wedding is in a remote area it is also necessary to provide taxis information so guests can return to their accomodation after a good party!