Source: Martha Stewart Weddings
Of all the wedding-related fights you might have, the biggest is often over who’s invited. You want to invite your friends and family, your spouse wants to invite their own friends and family, and both set of parents might have people they want to invite, too. That’s why we spoke with Randi Barksdale of Jet Set Planning about splitting up the guest list amongst the key players. Here, she suggested a few ideas to make this part of wedding planning a little bit easier.
An Even Split
If everyone is contributing equally, or if you and your future husband or wife are footing the entire bill, everyone should be allowed to invite roughly the same number of guests—about a third of the total guest count each. Want more control over the guests? Then the couple should get about half of the guest list, and then the bride and groom’s families each get to invite a quarter of the total number. So, if you’re able to invite 200 guests, the bride and groom should choose 100 attendees, and their parents each get 50. [Read more…] about How to Decide How Many Guests Each Family Can Invite to the Wedding