It's nice to be a social butterfly, but you shouldn't feel obligated to invite everyone you know to your wedding. The more people you add to your guest list, the costlier everything becomes. It's a balancing act to stick within your budget, while being able to invite everyone important.
It's taxing to have to cut down the guest list, but it's not a dead end. It's not something that can't be solved using this helpful guide.
It would be confusing to make a decision looking at a long list of tentative guest list, but not if you sort them into these categories.
Your parents and siblings should be there, along with your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and first cousins. It's up to you if you want to invite second cousins and other relatives whom you only see during reunions. As far as this guide is concerned though, you don't have to.
Across time, we make a lot of friends, but as much as your big heart wants to, you can't afford to invite all of them. You've had friends during pre-school, high school, and even college days, but asking all of them to come to your wedding isn't obligatory. Only invite your friends who you communicated with on a daily basis, the ones with whom you have a valued relationship.
Working on the same projects doesn't mean that you are friends with a colleague. Being on the same department doesn't even qualify as such. You can invite your colleagues under your discretion, but there's no pressure at all because the other person probably doesn't even expect you to. But if you do decide to invite some colleagues, we suggest that you invite the ones with whom you bond with outside the workplace (not the lunch meetings or lunch out types, but the hanging out kind).
If you work closely with your boss and the two of you are comfortable with each other, it would be a kind gesture to invite him to your wedding.
Sure, your boss is nowhere as close as you are with your best friends, but if you have a boss who is kind enough to get to know you as a person (and not just as an employee), that's surely worth an invite.
On the off chance, if you are not that friendly with your boss, inviting him to your big day may also be a good idea. Ask yourself: Would your boss be slighted if he didn't get an invite to your wedding? Remember that if your boss can't make it, he can always decline the invitation. That's better than not receiving an invite at all.
That is it for our wedding guest list tips. If you have other things in mind, let us know in the comment section so we can help other brides who are going through the same thing! Happy listing!