Your parents will probably want to invite every relative, family friend, co-worker and business associate they have to your wedding. If you're worried that your parents, or his, may over invite their friends and relatives to your wedding, give them this list of guest list etiquette do's and don'ts from The Essential Guide to Wedding Etiquette book.
- Invite only those friends and family that the bride and groom know
- Don't shift your IOU's onto your son or daughter. Just because your friends invited you to their daughter's wedding does not automatically mean that you have to invite them to your children's wedding
- Remember that it's the bride and groom's wedding, and keep it foremost in your mind that you've had your wedding day with your favorite people. Now it's their turn
- Be a dream partner. Volunteer to cut several of your distant friends so that the bride and groom can add some of their closest friends