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guest list

A sad mother of the bride asks: “How do I tell my friends I can’t invite them?”

“My 44 year old daughter is planning and paying for her own wedding. The guest list is at 200, and she has agreed to let us invite 6 close friends… but what do I say to all our other friends who may be expecting to be invited?”

A quirky rooftop elopement in Las Vegas (with special guest Chewbacca!)

I had a microwedding, here’s how I minimized hurt feelings from guests

I only had a dozen guests at my wedding. For those of you who may also be having tiny microweddings due to Covid, here’s my advice for how to talk to guests who weren’t invited and may be dealing with hurt feelings…

Lanterns, swords, and romance at this royal winter wedding

Should I invite my dad and brother to my wedding, if they don’t like my fiance?

My boyfriend and I have now lived together for over a year and a half, and have decided to get married (yay!)… But my dad and my older brother still don’t like him. Do I ask them to come to the wedding, or no?

I am planning a pre-invitation survey to get a guest list headcount. Will this work?

I am planning a pre-invitation survey to get a guest list headcount. Will this work?

I have been scouring all the posts and comments threads about RSVPs and guest lists, and haven’t seen an answer to a tricky question. How do you deal with guest list ambiguity when you live in an extremely expensive area, 2/3 of your desired invites are from out of town, and venues require guaranteed minimums on catering?

Is it over okay to make a survey for your friends and family to gauge best-guesses for will they/won’t theys for a wedding a year and a half or two years away?

Do I need to invite someone's adult daughter to my intimate wedding?

Do I need to invite someone’s adult daughter to my intimate wedding?

My sister wants us to invite her boyfriend’s adult daughter to our wedding, even though we’ve never met her. Her family already accounts for five invitations for her household already.

We have worked so hard to keep our wedding small and intimate and quite frankly don’t want a stranger there. Are we being selfish?

What's the heck is a microwedding (and could it be the perfect wedding for you?)

4 reasons you should have a micro wedding (plus, micro wedding venues and ideas)

If you’ve seen the word “microwedding” around the internet, your brain may jump straight to eloping, right? But a microwedding is a tiny wedding of under 50ish people, usually planned in a similar fashion to larger weddings but on a smaller scale.

If you can get over the hurdle of convincing your ultra nearest and dearest that it’s okay to only have them at the wedding, you’re in the clear to plan your own microwedding. Ready to see if a microwedding will be your jam? Here are the reasons teeny tiny weddings kick serious ass…