Guest List Etiquette For Parents

  • Deliver your list to the bride and groom on time, if not early
  • Help the bride and groom to create a complete guest list, reminding them of first cousins and whom they may have forgotten, thus saving them from etiquette snafus in their invitation process
  • When you compile lists, cross the duplicate names off of your printed list, not theirs
  • Voluntarily star or underline names that can be added to the backup list. If the bride and groom receive regrets from expected guests, they can look to their backup list to send out invitations to others they'd like to have at the wedding (but could not include on the master list)
  • Click here to learn how to build your wedding guest list

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    Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Wedding Etiquette by Sharon Naylor. © 2005 Source Books.

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