Category Archives: Guests

caticonslite_bm_altSometimes More Than One Reception is the Best Answer

Ours is a transient society. Sure there are plenty of us who don’t move too far from home, but others are transplants thousands of miles away who develop their own families of close friends and neighbors. These are the people you call … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altWorried About Leaving People Out of Your Wedding?

One of those moments in life that may give you pause is when it comes to the guest list for your wedding. But the reality is that we all have very busy lives and whether or not we attend another celebration — … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altFewer Guests at Your Wedding Equals More Options

The average number of wedding guests is in the 180 range. Wondering how you could possibly know that many people? (The Wedding Report) When faced with the pressure of asking people to travel a significant distance, many couples plan a full itinerary of … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altManaging Your Wedding Guest List

OK. So elopement just isn’t an option or you’ve decided to elope and then throw a party. You need to start thinking about the guest list. Figuring out how many people you’d like to invite will clearly have a big impact on … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altA Wedding Story: Best Friends For Never

Betsy and Kate had been best friends since age five. When Kate called from D.C. with the news she was engaged, Betsy was thrilled. She looked forward to helping plan as only a best friend could. But a few months … Continue reading

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Can Your Friends & Family Afford to Attend Your Wedding?

An extravagant wedding isn’t just expensive for you. Instead of considering your guests’ costs as a secondary factor that doesn’t really effect your planning, you should put them at the top of your list. Think about what you’re asking of … Continue reading

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“But Honey, Aunt Susan Can Make the Cake & Do the Flowers”

In an attempt to save money on your event, do not look first to enlist the help of your friends and family. It is not their duty to become your servants for the day and the months leading up to … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altA Wedding Story: The Six Month Dinner Rule

Some friends are getting married next fall and they’re keeping their guest list down to 35. Sane Bride though I may be, I was surprised by their ability to keep it so low. They have siblings with children and quite … Continue reading

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