How can I trim my wedding guest list


A very popular problem among couples when getting married is of course the handling of the wedding guest list. Many persons think about cutting some names off the list, but they are not sure which is: the most polite way of doing so. It is needless to say that by cutting off some names one will spend less money on the wedding ceremony, and if one will spend less money it means that the desired wedding honeymoon is reachable.

What you need to know is that you must be organized. This means that you will have to make a list with all the people you know, in order to have a better view of the situation. So, check your contact from your phone book, use the social networks you are subscribed to, and the start writing down the names of your potential guests.

Also, form some groups entitled: family, friends, best friends, closest relatives, groomsmen, bridesmaids. As you can see, this list will help you find your bridesmaids and groomsmen and at the same time will help you be on top of the situation.

In case you will end up with an enormous list, then you should start deleting some names from the family and friends groups. You should start with the people you haven’t seen in a long time, with those you haven’t talked for ages, because it is obvious that you no longer have something in common.


Try to compose a wedding guest list containing only the names of the people whom you love and who love you back. Thus, you will be able to create a familiar group around you, which will imply the success of your reception and day wedding ceremony. This means that you will send save the dates and wedding invites only to the people who have made it to the “familiar wedding group”.

But, if you wonder how one shall deal with the “obligatory” guests, well the answer is simple to this question, too. If you don’t want to invite someone who has been bringing into discussion the subject of your marriage you should avoid giving concrete details about your wedding. This will make him / her understand that he / she is not invited. However, if this doesn’t help either, then you should say that your budget is too tight and you can not afford to have a big wedding ceremony, which is why you have invited only members of your family.

So, use these helpful suggestions, if you believe that it will be hard for you to deal with this particular topic. Be organized, have only people you love around you and dismiss the others in a polite and gentle way.