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Marriage Guest List Etiquette

Although the etiquette for a wedding guest list is up for debate, you and your partner may decide how many guests to request. While there are some old-fashioned best techniques, you if choose what works best for your particular day. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deciding who may receive an invitation and who you might not want to attend.

It is always best to address everyone in the family equally. However, if a friend or acquaintance recently had a wedding and invited you there, it’s acceptable to decline if the relationship has deteriorated or you have n’t made it a priority to extend an invitation. Just make sure to let them know so they wo n’t feel hurt and wo n’t be able to discuss your nuptials with guests who were n’t included.

Some titles might need to be removed from your A-list if you’re working with a tight funds or minimal space. To help manage this, consider creating a B- list of those you’d love to have at your wedding but had n’t be devastated if they declined. If space is available, you can welcome them after your A-listers have previously accepted.

You’ll also want to choose whether or not to sell plus- types and if you’ll allowed children. If you do decide to include these elements on your invitations, make sure to clearly mark them as greeting merely on your save-the-dates and Rsvp tickets.