Let’s cut the BS for a second.
I know that whom you invite to your wedding is important, playing a role in many aspects of your big day and you don’t want strangers at your wedding.
Hell, we don’t want to hang with strangers on the most important day of our lives, right?
I hear ya!
Totally agree with you!
So do you allow your parents to add guests to your list that you don’t know?
Check out this video where I share my thoughts on this exact topic!
Hi there, Carissa Kruse here.
I am going to chat today about parents getting a say in the guest list. So this is something that can become kind of a hot topic within your family and who to invite and maybe your great uncle Fez that you’ve never met, your dad wants to have there, and you’re like, “I’ve never met him. Why should he be at my wedding?”
So the main piece that goes into whether your parents get a say in the guest list, is they are contributing to the wedding financially. So if they’re contributing to the wedding, then they do get a little bit of input just because they’ve got… They’re giving you money for this big day. So they do; they just get a little bit of an input. So sit down with your parents kind of ahead of time and ask them any expectations that they have, if they have any additional guests that they wish to invite, so you kind of got that ahead of time. And then you know and you could all be on the same page.
So, you know, and maybe it’s limited to a certain number of additional guests that each side, each family, gets to add that are outside maybe the people that you know. So maybe they each get 10 or 20 people or something like that, that they can add to the guests list, that are important to them. So then that way, they also kind of have a little bit of a limitation, so you don’t have a hundred guests there that you just don’t know who they are, because it is about you guys.
But there is a kind of a happy compromise there. So I would just kind of sit down and chat with them a little bit more. Find out who’s important to them to have invite and find out why. There might be different reasons that you never knew that you might learn about your family dynamics and kind of heritage and things like that.
So it is kind of fun as you go through this process, there are different things that you learn. So just kind of keep an open mind as you go through it and just know that the day is about you guys and try to include those guests that are most meaningful to everybody within you and your family, again, if your parents are contributing.
So, all right. Just wanted to chat a little bit about that today. So if you’ve got any questions, I’m always here to help. Talk to you soon. Bye
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