Trim Your Wedding Guest List With These Guilt-Free Guidelines

Trim Your Wedding Guest List With These Guilt-Free Guidelines

Putting together a guest list for a wedding is more stressful than it needs to be, especially when you’ve got plenty of other stuff to worry about — like the budget. Here are seven types of people you can keep off the guest list for your big day, guilt-free.

Photo by Owen Allen.

It’s natural to want to share your wedding day with everyone, but as your head count goes up, so does the cost. And it goes up a lot. If you need to start trimming your list down, Taryn Williford at Apartment Therapy suggests you reconsider these folks:

  • Anybody you haven’t spoken to in a year
  • Co-workers you’ve never seen outside of work
  • People you’re only considering inviting because they invited you to theirs
  • Anybody who would introduce drama or bring on bad vibes with their presence
  • Anyone just your parents want to invite (unless they’re footing part of the bill)
  • Anyone you wouldn’t normally buy dinner for
  • Anyone your partner hasn’t met

Of course, you can choose to cut or not cut whoever you want, but at the very least this list gives you a starting point. It’s your wedding so do what will make you happy, not what you think you need to do.

Who Not to Invite To Your Wedding [Apartment Therapy]