Just today I was on the phone with one of my brides. She mentioned to me that she was struggling with her wedding guest list. Not wanting to leave anyone out…you have your co-workers as does the groom and both sets of parents. Friends, Family and extended family and the list goes on….

My suggestion to her was, to have a HUGE engagement party. Invite everyone you know, from that friend since third grade to every co-worker. When you get engaged, everyone is happy for you and they want to share the joy. Having an engagement party, no friend or distant relative feels left out.

This will cut that wedding list down, allow people to feel a part of your celebration, and you can also save money in the long run. At the end of the day, you want to have a meaningful wedding with your intimate circle of friends and family.