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TIP OF THE DAY: Only invite the people that really mean something to you

TIP OF THE DAY: Only invite people that really mean something to you.

Weddings aren’t cheap, and a bulk part of their cost comes from the number of guests that you invite. The easiest way to look at it is ‘ Has this person ever met your other half before?’ If the answer is no then you need to ask yourself why not. If there isn’t a valid reason then they don’t play an important role in your life or take interest in what you do and who you are choosing to spend the rest of your life with, so I don’t think you are going to miss them on your wedding day are you? And if they take the huff about it…you’ll probably never know because you don’t see them anyway!
One thing I remember saying to my husband on my wedding day when we were sat at the top table was ‘ This is the first wedding i’ve been to where I know everyone here…’ he reminded me that I should do as it was me that invited them! I was photographing a wedding the once where I was stood talking to the groom before the first dance was about to kick off and one of the guests came and started speaking to him. He didn’t have a clue who they were and worse than that, said ‘welcome to our wedding, thanks for coming, the reception hall is that way’ to which the guest replied ‘ I know, i’ve been here all day with you!’…AWKWARD!
So don’t be afraid to not invite anyone…especially if you are paying for it yourself. Have people there that you know and love and will make the day extra special for you x