How to Solve Some Common Wedding Guest List Problems
Welcome to 2020! We at Dazzle (Events) by Andrea had a great 2019 communing with our clients alongside planning and executing their dream weddings. We’re more than ready to do the same and more with you this year if you’d let us. All you have to do is reach out.
Now when it comes to your wedding guest list, balancing relationships, your budget and a check on your wedding venue capacity can prove to be quite tricky. One of the main problems that couples face is deciding who’s coming, and who isn’t.
The key overall is to try not to get too overwhelmed. Stay focused on what the day means to you. We hope that these few suggestions from us will help make the process easier.
Problem 1: Who’s Paying?
You may have to let whoever is paying for your wedding dictate the guest list! Especially if it’s your parents or future in-laws. It is only reasonable that they may want to invite friends and acquaintances to the event. However, if you and your partner are doing the main funding, share the guest list equally between you both. You should also still include your parents so that everyone stays happy.
Problem 2: Plus Ones
For this one, we’d advise considering each plus one on an individual basis. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to please everyone. Just try to make sure that your guest list is representative of the most important people in both of your lives.
Problem 3: Evening Guests
If you want to include as many people as possible on your special day, you could invite some of them as evening guests. That means they show up for only the evening part of your wedding celebrations. Just make sure that your invitations indicate which they are to attend.
Problem 4: Family Tensions
Your wedding is one place where some family members who do not get along may be forced to meet. It’s best to acknowledge and communicate these with the family members involved ahead of time. Also, give them a heads up on who’s coming so that they do not end up surprised.
Problem 5: Seating Plans
When it comes to seating plans, a little thoughtfulness about positions at the reception will you and your guests from unnecessary tension. We’d also suggest reserving places rather than just letting everyone choose randomly to avoid altercations and possible disagreements ending in dissatisfaction.
When you hire us as your wedding planners here at Dazzle (Events) by Andrea, you get tips like this and more from us. We’re delighted to work with couples based on their budgets and would love to hear from you. Contact us today!