Wedding Planning: How Do You Trim the Guest List?

Along with my "I Do...Not Know What I'm Doing" podcast, I figured I'd write a blog every once-in-a-while to update you on what part of the wedding-planning process Adam and I are in because let's face it, there are a lot of FM106.1 listeners who have gone through a wedding and can offer advice!

This week, the battle is settling the guest list. If you listen to Ridder, Scott and myself on a regular basis, you know that I come from a very big family. Along with pockets of friend groups, a smaller family from Adam's side and his large friend group, we somehow have about 275 people on our guest-list, and that's the trimmed down version. Fortunately, we've been blessed with incredible people in our lives that we've become very close to, but that also means we had to make cuts and still have to make cuts in order to be able to afford life after wedding (is that a thing?).

So, my question for you: how did you trim your guest list? Where do you draw the line with friends, co-workers and even extended family?

I found this diagram on Pinterest that I thought was somewhat helpful, but there are still so many people on the edge of the A/B lists. "I should probably invite them, but I haven't talked to them in a year," or "I really want to invite them, but I haven't seen them in a while."

With that all being said, I did actually do an episode on this topic, and the couple offered some really great insight. Of course, I always just caught up in the thought of hurting people's feelings. You can listen here:

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