Save Your Budget by Limiting Your Guest List
So many aspects of your wedding are a price per guest, so limiting your guest list, as difficult as this may be, is your first step in saving your budget. Sit down with your partner and make your MUST Be There list: the list of people that when you imagine your celebration, they are in the front row with bells on. How long is that list? If it leaves a little room for additional guests, then great! Start adding in additional friends or relatives. If it doesn't, then that's ok!
Another way to cut down on guests is to keep your wedding Adults Only. Did you know some vendors count children the same as adults? Check with your caterer to see if they offer a kid's meal option if you do want children to attend.
If you're worried about upsetting family or friends that didn't get an invite- blame the budget! Politely tell them that while you love them and wish you could invite everyone, there just isn't room in your budget. They will understand!