Tip of the Day: "I witness more arm wrestling over guest lists than I care to see. Even the almighty budget discussion pales in comparison!" says Deanna from Deanna Nash Events.
Your guest count will dictate your budget and vice versa. Deanna tells us that depending on your market, each additional guest could add as much as $100 to $250 to your total budget.
She advises making a short list of the people you must invite and include a separate column for those that you want to be there. "It typically takes many passes at culling and editing before you'll have your final list. What NOT to do? Don't start huge and try to edit down. Once a name is on the list, emotions weigh in, and it is much harder to delete someone from it then it is to add them on later," Deanna advises.
Plus, check out more advice for Trimming Your Guest List.