For today’s Sunday School lesson for engaged couples, we are talking about your peeps…aka…your guest list. The number of people invited to your wedding determines the number of invitations, tables, decor and the amount of food needed for your big day. Keeping this in mind, you want to choose your guest list wisely. In my personal opinion, it is much easier to group people into three different lists. These lists make it easier to decide if you should invite Cousin Betty or those other long lost cousins.
The first to be invited are your close family such as parents, siblings, special aunts, uncles and your bridal party. It is important to include these important people in your guest list numbers because they will occupy tables and eat at the reception. If you have a big extended family, Cousin Betty would fall into this category. Do you invite her? Ask yourself when was the last time you spoke to her? If it has been three years, you may want to place her at the bottom of the guest list and add her only if you have room in the budget.
Your second list includes the people you consider close friends. These are your peeps, your tribe, (other than your bridal party). You may have college friends who feel they should be included on this list. They probably should be on the list as long as you have spoken to them recently. By the way, talking on Facebook doesn’t count. Friends of your parents will most likely fall into this list which is always a tricky subject. You will need to have a heart to heart talk with your parents about their guest list.
Co-workers! Co-workers can be tricky. You have to decide if you feel close enough to these people to invite them to the wedding. Be prepared to answer questions if you invite some co-workers and not others. I’m in the opinion that it is your choice so invite those who you truly have a close relationship.
Choosing your peeps to send a wedding invitation can be difficult to navigate at times. If you break down your guest list into these three categories, it should make it a bit easier.