At Embassy, our team offers dedicated in-house event coordination. Through many years of experience,
we realize wedding planning can be overwhelming for any couple, especially when it comes to creating
the guest list! As one of the largest banquet halls in Canada, we can accommodate almost any event
capacity but that said, we realize it can be difficult to narrow down exactly who to invite so we came up
with these tips to help you create a more manageable guest list:
- 1. Set a budget: One of the most important things to consider when planning a wedding is budget.
Knowing how much you can spend on your wedding will help you determine how many guests
you can afford to invite.
- 2. Prioritize close family and friends: When creating your guest list, start by prioritizing close family
and friends. These are the people who have been there for you throughout your life, and they
should be at the top of your list.
- 3. Consider the relationship: As you make your way through your list, consider the relationship you
have with each person. Are they a close friend or a distant acquaintance? If someone is not a
close friend or family member, they may not be essential to invite.
- 4. Be mindful of plus-ones: One of the biggest ways to expand your guest list is through plus-ones.
Be mindful of who you are inviting and whether or not they are in a serious relationship. It may
be more appropriate to invite a single person without a plus-one.
- 5. Create a “B-list”: If you find that your guest list is still too long, consider creating a “B-list” of
people who you would like to invite but may not be able to due to budget or space constraints.
These people can be notified if there are any cancellations or if you are able to accommodate
- 6. Remember the importance of your wedding day: It is important to remember that your wedding
day is about celebrating your love and commitment to your partner. While it may be difficult to
narrow down your guest list, it is important to focus on the people who are truly important to
you and who will make your day special.
Using these tips, you can create a more manageable guest list and ensure that your special day is
surrounded by the people who matter most to you. The expert event planning team at Embassy team
looks forward to working with you to make your wedding an absolute success!