One of the most tiring aspects of preparing for your wedding is managing your guest list and sending out the invitations. But you don't need to worry about this anymore; Arabia Weddings has the perfect advice for you.
#1 Stick to a Plan:
The first thing you need to do before you even start planning your wedding is setting a budget. Decide on how big or small you want your wedding to be, and where it will take place. This will give you a better idea on how many guests you can invite.
You need to write a list of the names of people you want to invite. Don't know from where to start? Begin with the closest people you know, your close family and relatives. (on both sides)
Then, apply the same to your friends. Start with your close friends and then the ones you know you want at your wedding.
As for colleagues, start off with the ones you mingle with outside your work. You might actually be friends with some of them, so yes, by all means invite them. As for colleagues that you don't really talk to, or have a very professional relationship with, it’s ok not to invite them.
A really helpful way of remembering everyone you want to invite (especially friends) is by looking at your friends list on Facebook. Chances are, most of your friends, family, and colleagues that you are close to are already your Facebook friends.
The most important thing is to have the people you love most and want as part of your life in the future.
#3 Don't Give In:
We all have one of those family members who always want you to invite more people or want to invite more of their own friends. Well, if you can't afford it don't give in to their request. A good excuse for you to use is to mention that you have so many friends that you did not invite because of the limited numbers of guests you have, and those friends have the priority on your list.
#4 Be Polite:
We know we told you not to give in to pressure, but that is only if you really can't afford inviting anymore guests. Save 2-3 extra invitations you can spare so that your brother or sister (for example) can invite a couple of friends too.
Let your guests confirm if they will be attending your wedding or not. This is very important. This way you can invite other people instead of those who regretted.
The most important thing is that you don't feel pressured and that you end up having all your loved ones around you on your big day.
You have the choice of not inviting any children to your wedding, but if don't mind them, and you can't ask some relatives not to bring them along, don’t panic! We have the best solution for you, read our article on managing children at weddings so you, the children, and their parents can all have a good time!