Thursday, January 21, 2010

guest who

It’s official. I’ve got the first 2011 wedding on the books for March 12. OMG. Let the planning begin!

Which reminds me…planning. Whenever one of my friends gets engaged she is obviously ecstatic. Sparkling, if you will. Then that sparkle fades to an overwhelming state of panic…or is it fear? Her eyes say it all! She suddenly blurts out, “I don’t even know where to begin!”

Ladies, you’ve got to make your guest list first and foremost! Consider it step one in wedding planning. I’m always surprised by how many girls don’t know this. Don’t start picking colors, venues, flowers or hair before you know who is invited to this event. Don’t forget to sit down with both sets of parents and get their input as well. Once you determine who is invited and how many guests you anticipate coming then it is on to venue shopping. The first question the sales consultant is going to ask you is how many guests you expect to have. Hands down, first question. Unless you actually write out a list you won’t know a specific number. Don’t make it a guessing game!

Planning recap: step 1 - guest list.
Everything else.

-The perennial bridesmaid

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