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Wedding Expert Minute Tip 33 - A Drama Free Method for Shortening Your Guest List

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Hello, this is Susan with BestForBride.com with another wedding planning trip for you. Many Brides have their dream weddings planned out in their heads from the time they are little girls so coming up with wedding themes, colors and ideas is easy. Paying for it all, however, can be a bit trickier.

If you're having a bit or trouble keeping your wedding budget under control then consider taking a closer look at your guest list. Paying to wine and dine each guest is where the bulk of your spending will go. Crunch the numbers and see what it is costing you per guest and adjust your guest list accordingly. If it costs around $100 per guest and you are able to cut out just one table of 10 then you have saved $1,000 off your wedding day bottom line.

The math is the easy part; now, how do actually eliminate guests without causing hurt feelings? Must like they do in hospitals, you need to implement a triage method for your guest list.

Tier 1: Immediate Family, best friends and wedding party

Tier 2: Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and friends you couldn't imagine celebrating without

Tier 3: Your parent's friends, your co-workers, neighbors, etc.

When it's time to start narrowing down you list, start at the bottom of the list and work your way up. Another easy place to cut down the guest list is by eliminating the "plus one" policy for single guests. Don't worry; there will be plenty of people for them to mingle with at the reception!

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I bought two "mother of the groom" dresses from Denise at Best for Bride in Barrie. The first wedding was on April 29, 2011. I have attached a picture showing the mother of the groom dress. The next wedding is June 25 - I will send the picture after that. The bride wore a dress that was made by a friend. I would like to thank Denise for a wonderful experience I had.

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Lynn Morton


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