Bridey, one of the most difficult parts of planning your wedding is choosing the right venue. I mean, there are so many factors to consider, and people to please that what used to be a fun experience has turned into more of a daunting task. Sorry, but true story!
Putting together the guest list for a wedding is one of the hardest wedding-planning tasks. It forces you to really assess and categorize people because, after all, every person you invite uses up a ceremony seat and some of the budget and, therefore, limits who else you can invite.
As a bride, over the next 12-18 months you will be making so many decisions; fashion, food, decor, guests, drinks, it all has to be planned and all eyes are on you. It is so much fun, but it can also make your head spin!
Just as there's a code to which your acquaintances stick (or should stick) regarding what they can and can't say to you, the bride who's not inviting them, there are some unspoken rules to which you should adhere -- like avoiding these things.
For any potential invites still on the fence, think about your relationship with this person five years from now. Is there a chance you will look at wedding pictures and say, "Who is that? I cannot believe they were at my wedding!"
You start planning out the wedding weekend in your head. But then, the invite never comes. But, but, you've been invited to the bridal shower or bachelorette party, or maybe even both! Awkward? Yes. Tacky? Yes. So now what?