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Who do you want to celebrate your wedding with? – Your careful selection of guests

It is always difficult to decide who to invite to your wedding . There can be many reasons why you decide to have more or fewer guests. The deciding factor can be the budget, the emotional distance from relatives and friends or the general uncertainty about what is possible and what "must" be when setting the guest list.

When it comes to budget, think carefully about how much you want your wedding to cost. One point is of course the cost of food per person , which increases with each guest. Get a quote from your venue and also consider that some of your guests may need an overnight stay .

Make a list of all the guests you want to invite to your wedding.

If the budget is fixed, a lack of or poor relationship with the guest can also be a problem that makes it difficult for you to decide. Or you may be faced with a space restriction imposed by the location . Whatever the reason, there are some questions you can ask yourself to make the decision easier.

Who do we invite?! – 3 questions you should ask yourself:

    • Is the guest a member of your family, one of your close friends, or a colleague or other acquaintance?
    • Have you had regular private contact with each other in the last year?
    • Could you imagine your wedding without that person? Does he or she enrich your celebration?

Take your time to think things through and decide what feels right for your wedding. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and surrounded by your loved ones on your big day. You will choose the right thing for you and everyone who cares about you will understand. If you still have a budget buffer at the end of your planning, you can still decide who else will be invited.

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But how do you explain to someone that they are not invited to your wedding? In short: just be honest! It's okay if you mention a limited budget or lack of space in the venue and expect them to understand. If you have relatives that you don't necessarily want to invite, you should perhaps have another conversation with the parents . The topic can be very sensitive, which is why it's a good idea to discuss it in a trusted group.

As an alternative to wedding invitations for acquaintances and old friends, you can also meet up after the wedding to reconnect, or invite them to the wedding party. The same applies to colleagues. The wedding party is and remains a great opportunity to invite everyone who is not on the wedding guest list! Among colleagues, it is also always a good idea to buy something and then chat about the wedding highlights over a nice small talk.

Don't accept invitations that are just a requirement, it's your wedding! If getting married means celebrating as a couple or with 150 people, then that's how it is. You should feel comfortable. Make the choice that comes from your heart.♥

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