Fine tuning a guest list can be a daunting task when it comes to planning a wedding. You more than likely know who you must have there, but it can be difficult to pick and choose between the rest of those important to you. Below are some guest list mistakes to avoid, to help you plan your wedding receptions in Omaha.
Don’t make your first list too small
You want to make sure you have a list of everyone important to you before you start narrowing it down. It’s easier to shorten a longer list than it is to start at who doesn’t need to be there and work your way around to who must be there. Write everyone down, and then number them one through three, one being they must be there, two being you want them there if possible, and three being maybe it’s okay to leave this person out.
Try to avoid having a B-list
A B-list is a second list of guests who didn’t make your main list, or your A-list. It may be best to avoid creating this list, because, chances are, if they’re on the list, you don’t mind them missing the celebration. Just make one list, and label these people with a three rather than making a totally different list. Remember, the number of guests caters to the financial aspects of your wedding; the amount of people is equivalent to the amount of seating, food and wedding cake.
Don’t wait too long to send B-list invites
If you do choose to have a B-list, and end up having the space and money for them to come, remember to send the invites in time. Most people who create B-lists will send a first round of wedding invitations, wait to hear from those guests, and then send the B-list invites. Make sure you send them in time for everyone to RSVP. Send out your first round of invites early, and then if some cannot attend, you’ll have plenty of time to invite more people.
Avoid inviting too many people
Sometimes, when planning a wedding, you feel obligated to invite certain people even if you don’t necessarily want them to attend. This often happens with extended family members. It can help to set a limit for the number of people you want to invite, and you can choose a number for each category, such as extended family members, immediate family members, friends, and other close individuals.
You can always have a small wedding ceremony and invite more people to your reception. Also, be considerate of if you want to add the option for a plus one. Be sure to include plus ones in your total number of guests if you opt for that choice.
Trust your gut
The best piece of advice anyone can give is to trust your gut. If you feel like you should or shouldn’t invite somebody, go with your instinct. Your wedding day is about you and your significant other, and at the end of the day, you want those there who really want to celebrate the two of you.
Book your wedding receptions in Omaha
If you’re ready to book your wedding receptions in Omaha, reach out to your local wedding venue. The Club at Indian Creek has a full spectrum of services that can be tailored to your specific wedding. We have indoor and outdoor capabilities for your ceremony and reception. We want to ensure your life together starts perfectly!