Update your Guest List -Wedding Budget Tip #2

Updated: Aug 2, 2021


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The fastest & biggest way to reducing your costs is to cut down your guest list. Think long & hard about who you want to include on your guest list.


A big fat Indian wedding is a dream for many brides & grooms to be. It is always in your interest if you would like to have a big wedding or an intimate wedding.


If compromising on your wedding guest list is not an option, there are many others to do so.


Another bonus to having a small wedding guest list is to have an intimate wedding for a better experience. You would not be stuck at greeting the people with just a few words. You will be able to spend some quality time with your close friends & family. The larger the wedding, the lesser time you have to spend with your guests.


Planning Your Guest List

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Make a list of your “must-haves.” The Wedding guest list is a sensitive subject at Indian weddings. In some cases, it is a matter of respect, closeness & the list should be handled carefully.


The list could easily get out of hand. There may be plenty of people you are obligated to invite – your extended family, college friends, coworkers, school friends, your family friends & anyone who invited you to their wedding.



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Here are a few ways to go about while deciding on your guest list:

  1. If you are planning an intimate wedding, you could only invite people whom you both know.

  2. You could plan a classic wedding with your family & relatives and have an informal afterparty with both of your friends & coworkers.

  3. Invite only immediate family & close friends and have an intimate, but grand wedding

  4. Stick to the 1-year rule. Invite your friends & relatives who you have spoken to in the last year.

  5. Don’t forget to include the plus-ones that an invite could bring. Always have an average count.

  6. And plan your wedding invite quantity accordingly.

  7. Communicate with each other & family and maintain a count on how many people you have invited & plan accordingly.

Ready with your guest list? Have you fixed a wedding date? If you are going for a budget wedding, your off-peak wedding date could make a major difference into your wedding planning ideas!


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