One of the newest pieces of information to the author is that many wedding venues can actually help you plan the wedding. On the Chateaux at Fox’s website, they have an entire blog that is devoted to helping you figure out the best methods to having a beautiful and economic wedding. For example, they have a section that is about inviting the right number of guests. On the blog, they say, “Creating a guest list can be a very time consuming and stressful ordeal. Which is why it is best to get this done right away. The magic of an excel spreadsheet can really help to streamline this process. My advice is to create a master spreadsheet, which will contain all of your guest information. This should include the guest’s name, address, total number of people invited in the family, whether they have RSVP’d, and can even contain things such as what gift you received from them, and if a thank you note has been mailed to them. It also is a good idea to list a phone number for the guest. Inevitably you will have several people who have not responded with any RSVP, and having all of the phone numbers in one place will make it much easier when you are calling all of the non responders three weeks prior to your big day.
The guest lists can cause some serious family drama. Both of you parents will want to invite their friends and coworkers. Your little sister will probably want to bring her friends, and your cousin will inevitably want to bring her new boyfriend. And since there is a large possibility that your families are in some way helping pay for your wedding, it can become difficult to say no. I cannot help you on that one my friend. You just need to remember that this day is about you and your husband-to-be. The wedding is about being supported and celebrated by your family and friends. Just try to kindly remind your family of these fun facts, hopefully they will get the hint and go easy on you. Every single guest to attend your wedding is going to raise your bottom line price. Brides on a budget can consider narrowing down the guest list, in order to have a more lavish wedding. I hate to sound like a broken record, but it’s all about balance here.”
it is helpful to know that the wedding venue can help you plan ahead for the number of people that you are going to be inviting and how to best structure the guest list. There are many ways to schedule your wedding in a cheerful and pleasant way and it is nice to know that there are people that you don’t need to pay, at least for this service, to help you get out there and have a great time. If this is something that you think might help you, check out the blog on the Chateaux at Fox’s website. They have a ton of ideas that can help just about any couple that is getting hitched.