What Is the Best Way to Plan Your Wedding Guest List?

Your no-nonsense guide of how to plan your wedding guest list.

Plan Your Wedding Guest List

One of the first tasks you’ll do when you start wedding journey is to plan your wedding guest list. It will affect everything from your choice of venue, to how you allocate your budget. Sometimes it can be a straightforward process. Other times, not so much... The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that many brides have had to reconsider the size of their wedding guest list, be it the allowed 30 people at the moment or more in the near future. Regardless, anyone getting married in 2020 or even 2021 will have to consider their guest list size a little more carefully. Another thing that the pandemic may have changed is who you consider to be your closest friends or family. Have you not missed certain people as much as you thought or missed someone more than you expected. Maybe someone has shown their true colours in this time of great stress, be that good or bad and that has just your perception of them. Whatever has happened positively or negatively, you need to remember that this is your day, and you deserve the surrounding people to be as happy for you as you are.



Best Way to Plan Your Wedding Guest List


When you plan a wedding guest list there are no rules. But we’ve put together a guide to help make the decision a lot easier for you.


It may seem cruel to split your friends and family into lists. But this is the most practical way to do it and let’s face it, we’ve all been a C-list wedding guest at some point in our lives, right?


Now, who you invite to your wedding is completely personal, so your A to D lists might vary slightly from ours. For instance, your cousins might feel more like siblings or maybe having lots of children at your wedding is important. The only rule is that all the people who you want to be there are present and you don’t feel forced to invite anyone you’d rather not have there. There's always one or two!


Plan Your Wedding Guest List