Are You Struggling To Finalize Your Guest List?

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Texas Old Town offers venues with different size accommodations, so you can pick a space that can welcome more people to your wedding. Of course, the right guest count is determined by more than just how much space you have available to you. For couples who want a more intimate wedding experience, the number of invitations will necessarily be small. Adding too many guests can also cause your costs to swell, making it harder for you to afford the wedding experience you want. So how do you fit in all the people you can, without going over your maximum guest count? Different strategies have worked for different people. Some couples have cut down on their event size by making their event adults-only, while others have done so by being more conservative with plus-ones.

Figuring Out How Many Guests You Can Welcome To Your Wedding

Your guest list can have a big impact on your ultimate wedding budget. Your turnout has a clear impact on your costs for catering, and the money you will need to spend to stock your bar. Because these are hardly minor expenses, even a slight bump in your guest count can become difficult to absorb. Before you work out who should be invited, make sure you have a clear idea of how many people you can comfortably host. Trying to set your limit after you start tallying names can make it harder to leave people off, while giving yourself a fixed ceiling can help you think about how generous you should be with invitations before you start mentally inviting guests.

You May Want To Limit Your Plus-Ones

If you are struggling to welcome all of the people you want to invite to your wedding, consider taking a conservative approach to handing out plus-ones to single guests. Rather than giving everyone the option of having a date, limit this to existing couples. For people who are dating but not quite at the point of being in a relationship, go ahead and extend the plus-one if you have met this person, or if they are traveling to be in attendance.

An Adults-Only Event Can Help You Lower Your Guest Count

For some couples, the idea of a wedding is not complete without welcoming entire families. However, if you have more families in your life, or if you prefer to keep your event a more formal affair, an adults-only wedding can be a better idea. Make sure you are as clear as possible about your preference, and give guests enough advance notice to allow them to arrange sitting services. You should be aware that if you choose to limit yourself to adult guests, any exceptions you allow can offend other attendees with children.

Welcome All Of Your Guests To A Wonderful Texas Old Town Wedding!

At Texas Old Town, we can help couples host large and small gatherings thanks to our different venue sizes! To learn more about how we can accommodate your special day, or to schedule a tour of our event venue in Kyle, TX, call our office today at 512-396-1800 or complete our online contact form.