Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…? – Magical Monday

Wow, we are less than 6 months from your magical day!

As we continue our “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?” series, it’s time to finalize your guest list!

Darr Reception Wedding Group Photo

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

If you recall the beginning of our series, we provided you with some insight on how to put together your guest list… So now, we will revisit that subject and ensure that you get all those invites out so you can start getting those RSVPs in! 

First things first, how to know who to invite.

Major points to consider when considering your guest count- your venue capacity, and your budget. 

If you and your fiancé are supporting your wedding day investment on your own, you have the power to set your number!

Traditionally, according to our friends over at The Knot, if you’re accepting help from family there is a division rule. If both sets of parents are assisting financially, they are both entitled to a quarter of the guest list, meaning that you and your fiancé get half and then the other half is split between the two families. 

However, in recent times, couples are finding it easiest to just split the guest list evenly three ways. 

While compiling your list, start high and then shave it down. This way, if someone wasn’t on the original, ask yourself why you didn’t think of them. A rule of thumb from The Knot is that if you have not spoken to them in at least three years, don’t invite them!

If you are looking to trim down your guest count, consider not adding the “plus one” option, and maybe even asking for adults only. 

It’s your wedding, invite the ones who you want to share the best day of your life with!