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The Best Method To Trim Your Wedding Guest Size As A Nigerian

Trimming your wedding guest list can be a difficult and sensitive task especially if you are a Nigerian. Not just any Nigerian but getting married in Nigeria.

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Remember the saying, it’s your parent’s wedding but your marriage hehe. However, it is sometimes necessary to keep your wedding within your budget or venue capacity and here are some tips on how to trim your wedding guest list.

  1. Prioritize close family and friends: Start by making a list of the people you cannot imagine getting married without, such as immediate family members, close relatives, and your closest friends. These are the people who you absolutely must invite. Remember to include their plus one.
  2. Give each Parent Guest Allocation: You have to be diplomatic and reach a compromise. Divide the total number of guests between your wedding stakeholders (parents, you and your partner) and let each parent know the maximum number of guests expected.
  3. Set a limit and add a Buffer: Determine the number of guests you can accommodate in your venue or within your budget. This will help you narrow down your list and ensure that you invite only those who are most important to you and your Parents. Remember to add a buffer to your limit to accommodate possible last minute surprises or changes.
  4. Categorize your guests: Divide your guest list into categories such as family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. This will help you see who is most important to you and who you can potentially cut.
  5. Be honest: Be honest with yourself about your relationship with each person on your list. If you haven’t spoken to someone in years or don’t feel a strong connection with them, consider leaving them off the list.
  6. Be consistent in your trimming: If you decide to cut someone from your list, be consistent and cut others who fall into the same category. For example, if you decide not to invite coworkers, don’t invite some and not others.

Remember that trimming your guest list is ultimately about prioritizing the people who matter most to you. While it can be challenging, it’s important to stay true to yourself and your vision for your wedding day.

1 thought on “The Best Method To Trim Your Wedding Guest Size As A Nigerian”

  1. Nice read.

    The number 2 point is something that many of us miss and don’t consider. I will definitely use this.

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