Lay Some Ground Rules
Establishing a few ground rules on the invitation list can save you time and hurt feelings.
- Decide what family really means. You probably don’t have to invite the distant cousin your husband-to-be never sees, but make sure you state this in the beginning.
- Involve only the real stakeholders. If you are receiving assistance from your family with paying for the wedding, they do have some say-so on the invitation list. Be clear about what that say-so is. Remember, the more people you involve the more complicated it gets.
- Decide on degrees of separation. You need to establish a ground rule on what a”friend” really is. Remember, this is your day, so choose the people you want to be there.
- Be willing to compromise. Inevitably, there will be someone you really don’t want at the wedding and vice versa. The best way to deal with this