Who To Invite
“Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.”
— Thomas Sowell (writer)
Put your list together.
Use a guest list template in Google docs to compile your list of friends and co-workers. Provide a copy of the template to your parents, so they can compile a list of family. Then, add both of those lists to your bride’s list. Once combined, you can begin making a master A and B guest list.
Let them bring a date.
All invited guests should have the option to invite someone to come with them (on the reply cards, provide a place for them to list the total number attending).
Don’t feel obligated.
Inviting someone just because they invited you to their wedding is not necessary. That was their day, so it was their choice.
Cutting the list.
Even if her parents are paying for most of the wedding, you can still ask them if they could trim down their guest list. Make sure the most important people are there, period.