We’re in the thick of the coronavirus epidemic here in the US and hopefully, with social distancing and other safe practices that have been established by the government, this will soon pass. Whatever questions you might have concerning your wedding plans, please feel free to reach out to us here at Bluff Mountain Inn with them. We’ll be glad to help. In the meantime, while we still wait for good news where this epidemic is concerned and make little plans towards your wedding which will hopefully be able to happen soon, here are some tips that you can apply when making your guest list.
- Divide and Conquer
Yes, this is war!!! We’re kidding it’s not. Divide and conquer is, however, a great strategy where your guest list is concerned. Start by deciding your total guest count and then split it 3 ways. 50% for you and your partner and then 25% for each set of parents. Or you could split it equally 3 ways.
- Add Plus-Ones Consistently
Your friends will most likely be in different stages of their relationships. You could decide for instance that if they’ve been a couple for 6 months or more, they get an invite. And stick to whatever you do decide where everyone is concerned. Also, remember that you’ll have to ask your officiant’s spouse to the event too.
- Have A Kid Policy
Will your wedding be kid-free or will you have an age cutoff? For example, you could say that only children 14 and over are invited.
- Reciprocity Is Good Too
If a friend invited you to her wedding within the last 12 months, for example, it’s only proper that you invite her to yours. If you are however having an intimate affair that does not allow for that, please try to explain before the date.
- Limit Co-Workers
It is great to invite your boss or your assistant if numbers allow, but beyond that, stick to co-workers that you have a relationship with outside your office.
- Trim in Groups
This can help in avoiding hurt feelings. You don’t want one of your spin buddies wondering why they didn’t get the invite while others did.
- Accept That Friends Grow Apart
Try to invite only people you’ve had contact with in the past year.
- Set A Deadline
If you’ve not heard back from someone by the date indicated on your invitation, call them. You need to know and so do your vendors!
Bluff Mountain Inn is a serene and beautiful mountain location for your wedding in Sevierville Tennessee. Have any more questions? Give us a call today!