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Wedding guest lists are one of the first things that are tackled when planning your wedding and it is the topic that can cause the most upset. You want to please your parents, in-laws, siblings, cousins, extended family, etc, etc, but how do you choose who you really want there, and who you can leave off the wedding guest list altogether?

You may feel awful about splitting your friends and family up into lists, but it's a very practical way to do it, and let's face it, we've all been one of those C-list wedding guests at least once in our lives, am I right?

Wedding guest lists are truly personal, and differ entirely from couple to couple. Some people may have cousins that feel like siblings, others may be much closer to aunts or uncles. You may want lots of children there or you might feel like a smaller, intimite, adults only affair suits you better. The only rule is that the people you really want there are there, and that you don't feel pressured or guilted into inviting your great aunt Hildy!

Now let's get working on your guestlist, get your pens ready!


These are the people that hold the most special place in your heart. If you had to get married in the morning, what people could you simply not do without? A-Listers for some couples might cover 10 people, for others this might be 50. So sit down with your other half and ask yourselves, "Who could we not bear to be without on our big day?"

This is usually your parents/grandparents, your own children, your closest friends and your siblings.


These are an extension of the A-List, they are people you really want to have at your wedding. They are special and important to you but it wouldn't ruin your day if they couldn't make it last minute.