Let’s face it you can’t invite everyone to your wedding. For one, it’s going to be expensive and harder to plan. Secondly, some wedding guests are just too much to handle. While the idea of excluding some people when sending wedding invitation cards may seem harsh, it makes so much sense.
Why should you have a long guest list with people who aren’t even important to any of you? Weddings are very intimate occasions and you shouldn’t be in the business of pleasing everyone. If you ever need to trim down your guest list start with the following people.
1. Your ex-boyfriend: You are not obligated to invite your ex even if you are still friends. If inviting him is going to make the situation feel a bit awkward then just forget about it.
2. Friends you haven’t spoken to in years: There are probably friends who you met in high school or college but haven’t spoken to in years. Trust me there’s no obligation to invite them if they haven’t been in your life for so long.
3. Your neighbors: You don’t have to invite your neighbors if you are not close. If all you say is ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ then they don’t need to receive any wedding invitation cards from you.
4. Your drunk friends: There’s that group of friends that you probably know they are going to get drunk and misbehave on your wedding. Unless you are ready for the drama, don’t invite them.
5. The ‘friend’ who likes you: If you have a colleague at work who behaves weirdly whenever he’s around you, don’t send him that invitation.
6. A fussy baby/toddler: It may sound a bit selfish for you to say kids are not allowed at the wedding but they’ll probably understand it. Politely ask your guests to leave their toddlers at home.
7. Your childhood best friends: If you have friends who were part of your life growing up but you are not close to them anymore, don’t feel obligated to invite them to your wedding. Inviting them won’t change the fact that you drifted apart years ago.
8. Your single friends’ dates: You can politely ask your single friends to leave their dates at home if the budget is really tight. It may cause an awkward moment but if you’ve never met them then they are not obligated to come to your wedding.
9. Family members you hardly know: Your mum will come with a long list of family members you’ve never even heard of and insist that they must be invited to your wedding. Don’t feel obligated to send them wedding invitation cards and leave out your close friends and family members.
10. Wedding haters: We call them wedding haters because they’ve never had anything to say about your relationship, engagement or upcoming wedding. It could be one of your best friends, a colleague or jealous cousin. Whoever they are, don’t invite them to your wedding lest you’ll have to deal with negative energy on your special day.