Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding Wednesday – The Guest List


Happy Wednesday everyone! This August week has brought about a some cooler temperatures and has me thinking about fall! Visions of pumpkins, apple pies and colored leaves are dancing around in my head! Isn’t that awful? It’s not that I’m wishing the summer away, it’s just that I love the beginning of each new season!

Today on Wedding Wednesday I’m going to get real with the hardest aspect of wedding planning (in my opinion)! The guest list!


The guest list is vital in planning a wedding. I mean you want people there to celebrate with you right? The only problem, no matter how hard you try the list gets so long, so quickly.

It truly is a blessing to have so many wonderful people in your life that you want with you on one of the most important days of your life. However, there is a question of space and money!

One of the first things Ryan, myself and our parents did was make the “rough draft” list. This was a no limit list of family and friends. I have a large family and Ryan and I are blessed with so many friends so the list was getting high in numbers quickly.

We knew we had to make a drastic decision quickly. How do we reduce numbers? Our number was 150 people for wedding/dinner.

We shot around a few ideas until we finally came to the decision, no children (aside from flower girls and first cousins). This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make. We are blessed with so many little ones in our lives that we love dearly! And it broke my heart to come to this conclusion but it had to be done.

I know many people have told me not to worry about people’s reaction, it is our day after all but that is a lot easier said then done.

Something else you might not know is that I’m a people pleaser. It can be a good thing and bad so the last thing I wanted to do was hurt anyone but the decision has been made!

I’m sure some people who know me in real life is reading this piece of information for the first time. And, if there are any feelings hurt I am sorry. It was not mine or Ryan’s intentions.

As I mentioned above one of most vital parts of wedding planning, the guest list, which can bring about a lot of tension and worry for the couple and families. However, after the list is complete it is as though a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders!

I am so pleased to say, our wedding guest list is complete!

Happy Wednesday!



  1. Phew glad that Maddy is the flowergirl...and well the new baby is going to be a...second cousin - does that mean it can't come - it may be on the boob so I might have to sneak IT in - IT won't take up any room though and it won't even eat supper!! LOL

  2. Yeah that is a pretty hard thing to do! And you also have to realize that not everyone you invite will show either. I think I was at 175 on my guest list and we had about 120 maybe that showed up, so not bad. But it's true, it's your wedding. There is always going to be someone upset no matter what so just make sure the bride and groom are happy and you're good to go!

  3. We did the same thing Lindsay, no kids besides our immediate family and their children. It's tough, but for the most part people understand. Loving your wedding posts and looking forward to more. :)