I don’t like to waste time, so I am going to get right to it!
Many of you have been reaching out about guest lists.
Specifically, what the HECK is a “B” List, and Do I need one?
Well, I dive into A-List and B-Lists and how they apply to your guest list in my latest blog post.
Click on over to watch it now.
Hi there, Carissa Kruse here. I am super excited today to talk about guest lists and creating a backup list, kind of to send a second round of invitations. So this becomes a question, as this has kind of become something newer in the wedding industry. I would say years ago, there was never kind of a backup list or a B list I should say. But as kind of weddings have grown and venue sizes have grown, things like that, this B list has
become kind of an option for brides. So the question I get is, is how do I make a B list? And who goes on the B list? And won’t they get hurt feelings if they know they’re on the B list? And kind of questions along those lines.
So first off your A list is going to be your non-negotiable guests. So those are the ones that, no matter what, you want to have at your wedding, you want to know that they were invited and you’re hoping they’ll join you on your big day. The B list most often is because of venue size and or budget. So you might have a certain budget and it’s $20 per head. And so you have to kind of stay within that. So you’re going to wait and see the kind of if you’ve got people that say that they’re not going to attend, and then you will invite kind of people of that B list to then join you on your wedding day. So that’s kind of the idea behind it.
Venue size is another one. So sometimes venues might be able to hold 150 people for instance, and you might have 200 people on your guest list. Well, you want to send that first round of invitations to see who’s going to attend. And then you will be able to then have that B list that you can send more people so that you can then have 150 people at your wedding that you know can attend. So that’s kind of the idea behind it.
Now, if you do this, the one thing I recommend is to make sure you send your invitations out further in advance. So usually I say to send them out around eight to 12 weeks. So if you are planning to do an A list, B list type thing, I would make that you send out your invitations around that 12-week mark. Because then that way you can then send out your second, your B-list invitations around that eight-week mark. There’s nothing worse than having somebody that gets an invitation just a week or two before your wedding, or a last-minute text message. You don’t want to do that. You want to still send them a nice invite. So you just need to plan that out accordingly if you’re planning to do that kind of A B list. So if you’ve got any questions on this, I’m here to help, reach out any time. And I will talk to you guys soon. Bye.
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