Is your guest list growing too large?


Are you stuck with a larger guest list than you had counted on? There could be two major concerns that arise from this. One is the budget. Do you have enough in your budget to not only feed that many people, but keep in mind you need to also provide tables, linens, chairs, and centerpieces for that additional count? If you cannot afford it in a traditional wedding and reception format, consider having a late evening wedding and offering a heavy cocktail and hors d’oeuvres or Tapas reception.

The second issue that can arise is the possibility that you may have wanted an intimate affair. Here are a couple of options you should consider:

Consider having an intimate wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, then invite the entire list to the reception and dance.
Another option is having a destination wedding. This will allow you to still invite the entire list, but may limit attendance.
You could also consider two different dates. The 1st wedding date can be very intimate while the 2nd can be a big blow out party.
Happy Planning!