Who to invite…how to write your guest list.

Now THIS, this is a toughie. I’ve had this conversation with so so many couples about who you ‘should’ invite v’s who you ‘want to invite’. Chatting to one of my longest friends the other day, who’s recently relocated to the other side of the world, and even more recently got engaged, we talked about her plans and the fact they only want a small guest list is worrying her. Do you invite your friend’s parents, do you invite their siblings? So many maybes!

Hence this blog post…The task of writing a first edition, adding to, the first round of cuts, pruning again, and then one more trim to end up with a final guest list is one of the, if not the most stressful tasks you’ll have to complete in the very early days of your wedding planning.

I saw a picture recently that said ‘let’s decide who we’re going to invite to our wedding, and who will never speak to us again’. While it made me chuckle, it’s still true (and silly some people think this way not getting an invite).

You don’t have to invite your Nonna’s, neighbour’s, niece’s milkman who picked you up from school…once. Nor do you have to allow for the fact a good friend MAY have a partner by then. Base your invitations on who is your world, the people that are involved in your day to day life and you chat to, and more importantly SEE regularly.

Hopefully this great flowchart I found will also help too!

Who to invite to your wedding