Deciding on your invite list is one of the toughest tasks that our couples have to work through. It can be a huge strain, because in one hand you’re trying to keep the budget down and in the other you are trying to not offend anyone. Sometimes you want to invite a guest, but that also means you have to invite three others as well. So here’s the answer to one of questions we always get asked, do you have to invite your boss and work friends? Here are some tips below to help with your decision.
1. save them for the end of your list
Start by listing who you would invite, if you choose to invite colleagues at the end of your guest list. This will give you have a clear idea of how many people that will add to your guest list if they attend. If it means this tips over your budget or you would have to cut some more important guests, maybe they don’t make the cut.
2. are they friends outside of work?
While you may be the best of friends in your work environment, many work colleagues are just that – work only friends. If there are people you see on the weekends outside of work, they will likely make the cut onto the guest list. Those who you only see at work, consider if they are important enough in your life to be invited to your wedding.
3. Realise you can’t invite everyone
At the end of the day, you just can’t invite everyone. Your venue can only hold so many guests, your budget can only pay for so many plates of dinner, you have to draw the line somewhere. Reality is that there are family members you have to invite, and friends that you couldn’t imagine your day without, so someone has to miss out.