- Your A’s will be the people that you absolutely don’t want to get married without them there, this includes immediate family, the bridal party, close friends and people your parents insist on having.
- Your B’s are the one’s you really want to invite, but don’t have the venue capacity or budget for a larger head count. These people are typically new friends, old acquaintances, colleagues or friends of friends.
- Your C’s are people that maybe you aren’t as close with such as distant relatives, acquaintances or neighbors for example that you would love to have if you can make it work.
WHEN WOULD YOU NOT USE THE B-LIST METHOD?
- If you have the budget and venue to accommodate everyone that you want to invite with all of their plus one’s, then you can send all of your invitations out at the same time.
- If you know all of your invites will be returned with Happily Accepts, then you can send out all of your invitations at the same time to your allocated amount for your budget and/or capacity.
- There has been a rise in intimate weddings, so if you are like a lot of modern couples choosing to celebrate only with the closest people to you even if you get some Regretfully Decline’s, you may prefer the budget savings rather than trying to fill a seat.
Let me know how your guest list is coming! Do you plan on using the B-List method? Have you found the B-List method to be helpful? Have any tips for other brides? Let me know in the comments below and also visit Start Wedding Planning for more wedding planning tips.
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