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Oh, the joy and nervousness of planning a wedding! If you are trying to plan for the perfect wedding, you probably know already just how many details should be taken into consideration!

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Your wedding guest list is probably one of the first things you will want to take care of – especially since deciding on a venue will depend a lot on this. However, making the guest list may not be as easy as some would think it is, especially when you have no idea whom you should invite to your big day.

We have put together a list that will hopefully help you make the best choice for yourselves – so make sure to read on and find out more.

  • Generally speaking, you should not invite exes to your wedding (not ex-boyfriends/girlfriends and definitely not ex-husbands/wives if you have been married before). Even if you are on good terms with them, it is quite likely that this will generate tensions (if not from your spouse-to-be, then from other guests). Even more than that, keep in mind that this is an event to celebrate your future as husband and wife and not your pasts and whatever may be related to them.
  • Also, don’t invite people you don’t talk to if you don’t want to do this. In the end, this is your Big Day and you should be with people who truly know you and whom you really appreciate. The only cases when you might want to invite people you don’t talk to is when someone close to them is close to you as well (such as in the case of some workmates for example).
  • You don’t necessarily have to feel restricted to a particular number of guests. However, keep in mind the fact that the more guests you have, the more difficult it will be for you to find a suitable venue (and the opposite is true as well – if you don’t have enough guests, finding a venue will also be quite tricky). Also, remember that more guests means more money put into your wedding so if you are working on a tighter budget, you might want to skip the long list.

Once you decide on your guest list, don’t forget to stop by Wedding Day Exposition and pick your favorite venue, caterers and wedding vendors. With these people’s help, your wedding will truly be one-of-a-kind!

Photo source: flickr.com/ Katsunojiri

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