For some couples, organizing a guest list can be a stressful task; whether you’re organizing an intimate wedding or a big event, having the perfect list isn’t something you can do overnight. There are couples who sit together with an Excel spreadsheet and start to type names, while others prefer to write with pen and paper.
Start writing your guest list
Creating a guest list was a tradition where both families gathered and started to imagine who wanted to share the best day of their lives. Once you have the venue and an idea for the theme, the next step is choosing the guests. For most, it’s complicated and traumatic, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Who should I invite?
- Immediate family: here, we’re talking about parents, grandparents, siblings, their partners, etc.
- Distant family members: for most people, extended family members are a sensitive issue, but if you have that family that you like to keep in touch with, go for it!
- Friends: start with your closest friends, then friends in your immediate circle, friends from college or school.
- Colleagues: you might want to invite work friends, depending on how long you’ve worked in the company or how close you are with them.
- Children: discuss whether you’ll be inviting them to your wedding day or not, since this might change some dynamics, like adding a children’s table, for example.
- Plus one: everyone has them and they’ll bulk the guest list.
After you have all your names chosen, you can pick your preferred organization method: post-its –in case you need to place them onto something, an Excel spreadsheet, or a classic list setting.
Once you have this figured out, another detail is making the invitations. At this stage of organization, the theme is already settled; the invitation should reflect small details of the event: color palette, flowers, the bride and groom’s personalities, etc.
Keep the theme
Let’s say you picked a beautiful floral theme. That’s something that you should take as much advantage of as you can. Memories of flowers should last more; printing the type of flowers you use adds a delicate, feminine and sensible touch. Some of these ideas can work for you.
Now, what if you’re looking for something soberer? Instead of using floral print, you can use the color palette. This adds up to a minimalistic theme.
Metallic invitations are classic, elegant, and the best: they never go out of style. Golden calligraphy, foil-pressed flowers, parchment paper; they’re perfect to write down the most important names on your lives.
At the end of the day, all we want is to make memories with you. We can start from here!