Comments on: Tough calls when it comes to the guest list http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tough-calls-when-it-comes-to-the-guest-list/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jennifer Smith http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tough-calls-when-it-comes-to-the-guest-list/#comment-64998 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:54:51 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22179#comment-64998 That’s a great rule, Missy!! My first marriage I used the “3 year rule” as in “have we even seen each other or talked much in 3 years?”. It was a good rule of thumb to go by for me then.

This time it truly was hard. If we could, we would have everyone who wanted to come join in … but we wanted the intimate and private feel of our day, knowing that while for our family and friends this was a special occassion for them, for us, it’s an extremely emotional and personal step that we wanted our day, when we make this promise and say our “I do’s”, that it’s not broadcast or a public ordeal … which is also why we are having a strict “NO PHONES, NO CAMERAS” policy during the ceremony. We don’t want our faces and our ceremony all over facebook before we even sign the paperwork! It’s something we want to share with the world after we are married and after we have had a chance to see the photos ourselves.

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By: Jennifer Smith http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tough-calls-when-it-comes-to-the-guest-list/#comment-64994 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:49:24 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22179#comment-64994 Thank you!!!

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By: Vows for Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tough-calls-when-it-comes-to-the-guest-list/#comment-61984 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 03:13:22 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22179#comment-61984 I love this so much!! Absolutely amazing!!! Love you guys!

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By: Missy June http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tough-calls-when-it-comes-to-the-guest-list/#comment-60858 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:23:45 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22179#comment-60858 We used the “Five Year” mark as a rule … “Will this person be in our life five years from now?

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By: Krysta http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tough-calls-when-it-comes-to-the-guest-list/#comment-60655 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:13:16 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22179#comment-60655 Yup, I hear ya. Because we are doing a destination wedding, we sat down and had to have the same discussion. Who do we invite, and who are are absolute MUSTS…. people we would reconsider the wedding for if they could not come. That list was super small – three people total. So we went ahead with it, because we knew two of those three people would not miss it for the world, and the third someone else (a parent – that person is a minor) had control over no matter what.
My family told me not to invite any aunts, uncles, cousins, or family friends from my side, or even friends from my home town, since the grandparents would not be able to come anyway. They were very firm about it, and it was very hard to do, but we followed their wishes. It was a very hard decision to make.
At the end of the day, it will all work out anyway. The people who were not invited or cannot make the trip will be toasting us from afar.

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