Wedding Guest List Etiquette and More
Are you looking for wedding planning tips, including wedding guest list etiquette and more? Proper wedding etiquette can be tricky, but Wedding Paper Divas has compiled a wide array of wedding planning tips and wedding etiquette guidelines to give you more time to focus on the other details of your special day. Read through the wedding etiquette advice below and feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
The Guest List
Invitations should be decided once you have the guest list. Once the guest list and the budget are determined, you may have to make some adjustments to one or both to accommodate everyone.
Divide the Guest List
It might help to split the guest list; half for the bride's side and half for the groom's, or a third each between the bride's parents, the groom's parents, and the couple.
Try to Include Everyone
For a count of how many wedding invitations to send, you should make sure to include every couple, single guests, parents, and the person performing the ceremony.
If you're not sure about whether or not a child of an invited couple should receive his or her own invitation, a good rule of thumb is that any young guest over 16 years old should receive his or her own invitation.
Guests of Guests
Be clear about whether or not your guests can bring guests of their own, or you might be faced with the awkward situation of having them ask you.
Order Extra Wedding Invitations
Allow for errors, and expect that you will think of someone you had left outinitially. Ordering an extra 20% more invitations will cover for those possible unforeseen errors. In addition, try to account for mistakes by you, your bridal party or the calligrapher who will be addressing the invitations by ordering several extra envelopes.
Backup Wedding Guest List
Do not forget to have back-up lists ready. Some guests may decline, and it's a good idea to have a second list ready to fill those empty spots as they become available.