Happy Tuesday Friend!
This week we are focusing on getting your guest list nailed down and organized of course! It can be a treacherous chore, creating that pesky guest list. But who do you invite? Who is it okay to leave out? But seriously… how far down this family tree are we headed?!
I think we may can help you sort this one out! Let’s start with your immediate family. I know, your sister just STOLE [they were definitely not borrowed] your favorite pair of shoes and her foot is definitely stretching those babies out and they will never be the same- but yes, you are still inviting her! So, start there! Parents, grand-parents, great grands if you have them, AND those ultra-annoying siblings that have been pestering you since the cradle. Now extended family can be a bit tricky! Personally, I have extended family that fits better with immediate family so there’s no question whether my first cousins and aunts and uncles would be receiving an invite. But let’s make a rule to make it easy! If you have talked to this family member in the last year + they know your fiancés name AND they would be offended if they didn’t receive an invite, they are on the YES list! Notice that’s an and, not an or in that rule. Those great aunts, great uncles, and second (sometimes third) cousins should probably make it on the list. Family friends, co-workers, and acquaintances [we say acquaintances because you know who your besties are and honey, they are already in their seat!!] can go by the same rule! And this time it’s a bit more cut and dry. If you haven’t talked to them in a year and they don’t even know who your marrying, honestly it’s like that blouse you’ve had since you were a junior in college that you just know you are never going to put on your body again….. Goodwill!
Now here is the last and final thought before securing these people on the guest list to your best day ever. WILL THEY BRING JOY TO YOU ON YOUR DAY? Regardless of all the other rules, this one trumps them all, takes the cake, the end all be all of rules. If they are not going to bring you joy on your big day, get that eraser out, because that’s a negative ghost rider!
That was simple enough, right? And here’s another little tip, join our insider list TODAY, because this week we are handing out guest list printables like candy. Okay, maybe easier than candy. I am a little stingy when it comes to sharing candy, what can I say?