Although the etiquette of the wedding guest list is up for debate, you and your partner really decide how many guests to ask in the end. While there are some standard best methods, you should choose what works best for your special morning. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deciding who should receive an invitation and who you might not want to attend.

It is always best to treat everyone in the community equally. However, if a friend or acquaintance recently had a wedding and invited you there, it’s acceptable to decline if the relationship has waned or you have n’t made it a priority to extend an invitation. Just make sure to let them know so they wo n’t feel hurt and wo n’t be able to discuss your nuptials with guests who were n’t included.

It might be necessary to remove some names from your A-list if you’re working with a tight budget or confined space. To help maintain this, consider creating a B- list of those you’d love to have at your wedding but would n’t been devastated if they declined. If place becomes attainable, you can ask them after your A-listers have previously accepted.

You’ll also want to determine whether or not to give plus- ones and if you’ll allowed children. If you do choose to include these elements on your invitations, make sure to clearly indicate them as reception only on your save-the-dates and Rsvp tickets.