Guests List

Start your guest list early! This should be one of the first things you do.

Use your guest list to organized everyone who is invited to your wedding. Keep track of the following.

  1. Name of the family: The Kooser Family, The Kellner Family, Mr. and Mrs. Jared Kooser or Mr. and Mrs. Justin Kellner
  2. Names of all the members in the family: Jared, Lindsay, and Konner Kooser or Justin, Ashley, Vance, and Hayes.
  3. Assign them to a category: Brides Mothers Family, Grooms Fathers Family, Friends from Brides High School, Neighbors, Friends from Brides work.
  4. The number of people in each family.
  5. The number of families you’re inviting.
  6. The number of people who have RSVPed.
  7. Rank the family into an A, B, or C category.
  8. The families addresses.
  9. Their meal choice.
  10. Keep track of when they mail you a gift and if you sent a thank you card yet.

Assign Seating

Assigning guests to tables can be a bit tricky, It’s best to be organized when starting this process.

Use your seating chart document provided for you to start placing your guest list to tables.

  1. First, you need to know how many chairs can be set at each table.
  2. Start with the head table. This will be your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
  3. Next would be your family tables. Parents, Grandparents, and siblings.
  4. Then use the categories to help assign people to certain tables. This is important if you want everyone at the table to know each other. For example. everyone from the bride’s father’s side of the family should be sat at the same tables.
  5. Make sure to list the meal choice for each person as well. This sheet you will print out and give to your caterer.

Budget

Who is paying for what?

Start your guest list early! This should be one of the first things you do.

Use your guest list to organized everyone who is invited to your wedding. Keep track of the following.

  1. How much money is the bride’s family pitching in?
  2. How much money is the groom’s family pitching In?
  3. How much money are the bride and groom pitching in?
  4. Come up with the final amount.
  5. Start keeping track of every penny you spend so you can stay on track.

 

Q&A:

Who pays for what?

 

How do you divide the expenses for the wedding day?

 

Which vendors receive tips?

Tipping your vendors is optional. It’s not required. However, tipping your vendors is a great way to show them how much you appreciate them. The vendors that get tipped the most are Hair, Makeup, Caterer, Waitstaff, Bartenders, Transportation, and Band Members. If these vendors go above and beyond and you had a great experience with them you can also tip your Wedding Planner/Coordinator, DJ, Photographer, Videographer, and any other vendor that you had a great experience with.

Usually, you are too busy to pass out tips on the wedding day, so this is a great job for your wedding coordinator or you can always mail the tips afterward.

If anything you can always write them a nice thank you card and give it to them on the wedding day or mail it to them afterward. Vendors LOVE it when their brides leave reviews, so always follow up with them after the wedding day to email them a review.