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Essential guest list questions from @offbeatbride

Guest list primer: questions you must ask when making your guest list

Ultimately, nothing decides how large your guest list can be more than your venue. But within those physical boundaries, you’ll still have lots of questions to answer to form your guest list. Let’s get down to basics and see what questions you’ll want to ask yourselves to get to your final list.

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Magic wedding math: how to estimate guest list numbers using a simple equation

You’ve got to get that guest list number to your caterer, your venue, your uncle, your cat… everyone needs this number, right? How are you supposed to figure it out when you know your guests are slacking with their RSVPs? The best way to guesstimate this number is to sit down with your list and figure out the likelihood of each person, but if you’re needing the number NAONAONAO, we’ve got some math that may help. Here’s our advice for how to estimate guest list numbers.

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I’m a frustrated groom who feels pushed out of planning my wedding

It’s funny how my future in-laws offering to contribute to my wedding ends up with me, the groom-to-be, feeling pushed out of the wedding planning equation. I will be lucky if I know even 20 percent of the people at our wedding. You know what? That makes me the weird creepy guy sitting in the corner that nobody knows at my own wedding.

Well, I can tell you that I did NOT want to be “that guy,” or that groom rather… yet here I am. I feel like it’s time to sink ever so slowly into the background of my own wedding.

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You’re on standby: why I love being a B-list wedding guest

True story: I was recently a B-list attendee at a wedding, and it was awesome. I didn’t have any less fun because I was a last-minute addition — I just felt lucky to be there. Let me explain why…

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How to make your wedding feel small and intimate without cutting the guest list

My friends’ small wedding was so full of love and they really made all of their guests feel like each one was a critical piece of who they were as a couple. My future husband said to me, as we left, that he really felt honored to be there. The problem: There’s no way my future husband and I can cut our guest list to under 100 people. So how do we make our wedding feel small and intimate without being able to cut the guest list? I think we discovered the answer…

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5 things Miss Manners hates that I LOVE

I requested the Miss Manners wedding book (published in 2010 — a mere four years ago) this week from my local library. The dilemma of how to address invitations when many of our friends and relations are cohabitating without being married was confusing me, and I figured Miss Manners would have something to say on the topic. She does, of course. She also has thoughts on everything else to do with weddings. I disagree VEHEMENTLY with some of her opinions…