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So how do you tackle this hot topic? Think about it—would you want to attend a wedding without your spouse? In this day and age, lots of couples live together before The Only Guest - And One - I.S.T.at get married—or never get married at all—so acknowledging their commitment is the right thing to do. If not, err on the side of caution and give them a plus-one.
Shopping, The Only Guest - And One - I.S.T.at your bachelorette party, fastening the buttons down your wedding dress, ushering your grandparents down the aisle, calling the limo company last minute—the list is endless, which proves just how much these friends have mattered throughout your wedding prep process.
Trust us on this one—they deserve a plus-one. Say one of your It Aint Easy - John Baldry* - It Aint Easy best friends from childhood who lives across the country is a VIP guest, and single. While she knows you and maybe your parents and partner, none of you are likely to have much time to spend with her.
Give important guests who fit this description a plus-one so they can feel comfortable and have fun too. The easiest way to avoid any drama is to not invite any coworkers at all. That way nobody feels left out. Greatest Day - Take That - Progress Live (DVD) don't hand them their invites at work or make a big deal out of it.
However, if you work on a smaller team and are considering inviting a handful of coworkers that you aren't friends with outside of workinvite the entire team or skip them altogether.
This goes for plus-ones too. Whether you invite your work besties or your team, if one person gets a plus-one, then everyone else should too. As for your boss, invite him or her if you have a friendly relationship, along with a plus-one. Deal with this problem on a case-by-case basis, then carefully consider where to seat them at the wedding if they attend.
Having two lists is how you'll be able to invite The Only Guest - And One - I.S.T.at most people without increasing your budget or having to find a larger venue. Here's how it works: Your A-list consists of the must-have invites you couldn't imagine not having at your wedding, like your family members and close friends, and their plus-ones.
They'll receive your first round of invitations. Anyone not essential no, we don't mean people you don't like, but rather colleagues you might be able to skip should be added to the B list, and their plus-ones.
These are people you would enjoy having at your wedding but who cannot be extended an invite in the first round.
If you start getting RSVPs and it turns out you have enough "regrets," between 10 and 20 percent of those invited will decline then you'll start sending invites to your B-list in order of importance. That said, one of the dangers of a B-list is sending invitations out with a too-tight RSVP date for your new additions. If this is impossible, consider ordering some invitations with a later response date. If you think you might be sending a second set of invitations for a B-list, prepare for it ahead of time.
Crunching the numbers isn't the most glamorous part of wedding planning, but there is a figure you really can't avoid: your guest list count. Your budget and the venue size are the main factors that should play into this decision.
Each guest adds to the number of plates your caterer will prepare, favors, chair rentals and how much cake you'll need. Choose a number that's larger than your venue's capacity and you'll be holding your breath every time you open an RSVP. It's much better to keep your number on the conservative side. If there's room in the budget or you end up having more space than you thought you would, add later on.
Yours wouldn't be the first wedding where a guest crams two or three or four plus-ones onto one line, even though the invitation was made out to one person.
The way to avoid this problem is to print the guests' names onto the RSVP card. If for some reason you still get an extra write-in, don't take their faux pas personally. Instead, politely call and tell them the deal: You'd love to have everyone, but budget and space mean it's just not possible.
Then take the conversation in a totally different direction. Play detective and know the name of every plus-one so you can have it written and spelled correctly on the save-the-date, invitation and escort card. Planning Tools Sign up Already a member? Log in. You may have anticipated Rzeka Dzieciństwa - Maleo Reggae Rockers - Rzeka Dzieciństwa tricky trade-offs when creating your guest list, but have you thought about plus-ones yet?
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