Planning a wedding is not an easy undertaking.

There are numerous tasks that need to be completed, each requiring much thought and consideration. Planning a wedding is no joke, even though it can be enjoyable. There are many details to consider, like the theme, décor, clothing, cake, venue, and catering. 

Everything—including the venue, the seating plan, and the numbers—is directly impacted by the number of guests you choose to invite to partake in your special day. Consequently, clearing this up should be one of your top goals. Making a wedding guest list was one of the most often asked questions in wedding forums throughout the world. So, after doing some research, here are seven suggestions I’ve come up with to help you choose your wedding guests. Let’s get going.

List your aspirations.

Each person has an idea of how many guests they want to invite to their wedding. You need to have a number in mind depending on whether you want to hold a big party with everyone you know or a small private wedding with only close friends and family.

Decide on a Reasonable Maximum Number

This figure is significant since you must always consider the venue’s maximum capacity for accommodations while choosing a location. In addition to space, catering is the other location where you need to be attentive because if there are extra visitors, you must guarantee that there is adequate food for everyone.

Understand how to divide a list

You will need to select how to divide the guest list or the number of visitors from both the bride’s and the groom’s sides because both parties are involved. The best approach to deciding is to gather the family and make a decision as a group to avoid confusion or chaos.

List your priorities.

By this, we mean that you have to pick favorites. Create an A list and a B list. The people whose presence is essential for your major celebration, such as family members and close friends, will be listed on the A-list because they are the people you are closest to.

Make some rules.

Setting a standard for inclusion on the list is as easy as that. It may sound harsh, but it is what it is. Cut everyone out, for instance, if you don’t want kids at the party, if you have never met or spoken to the person before if it has been a while since you spoke to them, or just because you felt horrible cutting them out because they are lost. It is harsh, yeah, but it works.

Establish Limits

If you can’t afford them, there’s no need to be overly liberal with invitations. To do that, you must learn to decline invitations from friends, relatives, and other extra guests. You get to set your boundaries and determine who is significant and who isn’t at your wedding.

Set up a system

Maintaining focus and keeping track of everything is essential to avoiding total meltdown during this procedure. Getting a calendar with spreadsheets so you can jot down tips and check things off as you go has proven to be very useful for many couples.