How To Manage Your Wedding Guest List (And Get Them There On Time)-Wedding Secrets Revealed

How To Manage Your Wedding Guest List (And Get Them There On Time)-Wedding Secrets Revealed

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On your big day, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your guests will show up on time, or at all. There’s always someone who shows up late, interrupting the proceedings and putting a damper on the day. And, don’t forget those out of town guests who may have no clue how to get to the location of your wedding. Even if everyone makes it on time, you still have to figure out how you’ll greet everyone and thank them for coming…

Don’t worry, we’ve got solutions for all these problems, and more. Here are some tips to make sure your guests are where they need to be to enjoy your special day, so you can relax and enjoy it, too.


Here’s a neat little trick to ensure you know who has responded, and who hasn’t. Before you send out your invitations, discreetly number each invitation to correspond with your guest list. If your cousin is third on your guest list, write a number ’3′ somewhere on the invitation. This way, if the RSVP is hard to read, or doesn’t make it back at all, you’ll know exactly who to follow up with.

Guest Assistance

Just because Aunt Sue doesn’t know her way around town, it doesn’t mean you have to give her step by step directions to the wedding. Before the big day, choose a reliable friend or family member who is not otherwise involved in your wedding to act as your ‘guest liaison’. They will be responsible for making sure any guests’ problems get resolved, directions are given out, and everyone gets to the right place at the right time. Put this person’s cell phone number on your invitations so everyone knows who to turn to for help.

Lie About Start Times

There will always be one person who is running late, and you don’t want to spend ages waiting on them so that you can have pictures made or face your ceremony being interrupted by latecomers.

Tell everyone a start time that is 20-30 minutes earlier than you actually plan to begin. If your photos are to be done at 3:00, tell your guests that 2:30 is the time to be there. Little white lies are perfectly acceptable if they make your day run much smoother, so go ahead and fudge the truth, just this once.

Sensible Seating

In reality, you are not going to have the time or inclination to greet every single guest at your wedding. You’ll never be able to enjoy the day if you feel forced to speak to everyone, so don’t try. Instead, prioritize those guests who would feel hurt if you didn’t speak to them, such as your family members, older relatives, and closest friends. Spend a few minutes with these guests, and socialize with everyone else on the dance floor.

Keep these tips in mind when planning your wedding, your guests will have as much fun as you on your big day.

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