Planning the wedding guest list is the most hectic and complicated task in wedding planning. The completion of the guest list is followed by the wedding invitations. Involvement of all your loved and dear ones in your wedding is important for you so the process of sending wedding invitations requires a lot of care and sensitivity on the part of the bride and the groom. The total number of guests is also important from the statistical point of view, as it helps to decide the size of the wedding hall, quantity of food, and other related expenses.
Planning the Wedding Guest List
Before starting the process of sending wedding invitations it is important to decide upon the medium of sending them. This can include invitation cards, invitation on telephone, emails, or through a reply card. The choice of invitation medium can depend upon the number of guests and your relationship with them. For instance if you are inviting a very dear friend of yours then you don’t have to make a personal call as he/she would already know about the dates and venue of the wedding, and thus, a simple invitation card would be enough. But if you are inviting a relative or friend whom you have not spoken to for a long time then to break the ice, a phone call would be better idea.
Reply cards are a good option to know the response of the people in your guest list. When you send a reply card invitation, the person receiving it will send it back which helps you to know whether that person would turn up in your wedding or not. It is a reliable option for deciding many other arrangements in relation to the guests, especially food and selection of wedding venue.
Wedding cards are the most common type of wedding invitation. These cards should be sent to every single person in your wedding list. The main thing to decide and choose in case of invitation cards is their looks. Since a wedding is a happy and joyful event, wedding cards should also be happy and joyful. Think of teaming up colors with some interesting patterns, themes, and shapes. These patterns and themes can be either of your personal choice or can be based on the ongoing trends and fashion.
Wedding cards usually involve invitations for all the ceremonies attached to the wedding, and thus, all the details should be clearly given in it. The timing and venue of all the ceremonies of the wedding should be clearly mentioned in the card, so that you don’t have to go through continuous inquiry calls. The details mentioned in the invitation cards should also include the dress code and theme of the wedding.
One can get their wedding cards printed either professionally or can make them personally. Personal designing of the card can be done either by hand or through computers. However, keep in mind that having them printed professionally lets you include the latest designs and patterns in your invitation cards and also frees you from the time consuming task of making them yourself. However, if you are planning a small wedding, and thinking of cutting down the budget, then go and make your own personal card. Whatever you choose to do, always remember that everyone whom you wish would attend your wedding gets the invitations way before the wedding, so that he/she can adjust their schedule accordingly.
This article has been written by an expert associated with My Wedding Songs, a company providing wedding planning ideas for today’s brides and grooms.