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Small Wedding Guest List Tips

Working with a small wedding guest list? Here are our top tips for intimate celebrations.

Planning a big day is an absolute whirlwind, and one of the trickiest parts? Navigating who gets an invite and who doesn't. But fear not, we've got your back with some top tips learnt the hard way.

small wedding guest list tips

From keeping the plus-ones in check to dodging the chaos of kids, we're here to help you craft the ultimate tiny guest list. Because not every wedding has to have an invitation list of hundreds.

Small Wedding Guest List Tips

Let's dive into the nitty-gritty of small wedding guest lists!

Keep Plus-Ones in Check ⁣

If you're aiming for a more intimate vibe, it's totally fine to rein in the plus-one invites. Stick to those who've got a solid thing going on with their partners, especially the ones you've actually met. No need for a plus-one lottery at your wedding!

Limit the Little Ones⁣

It's fine to put a cap on the kids your guests can bring along because although they may be small, they make a huge difference to the atmosphere.

Loved Ones Only

If you want to keep things tight-knit, stick to the inner circle. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and those mates you could not live without. These are the only people you'll need to help create the best big day.

Don't Shout About Your Nuptials

If you want to dodge some drama, keep the guest list under wraps. The more gossip flies around on social media, or down the pub, the more pressure you'll feel to add extra names to the mix. Keep it between you and your partner, but if the list gets leaked, make it crystal clear — that the list is final.

Stand Firm

Don't feel guilt-tripped into inviting someone just because they sent you an invite years ago. This is your big day, so ignore anyone who makes you feel bad about your plans. There is no obligation to play the invite game. If you're close with them, chances are they won't mind anyway and completely understand!


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