We Only Have Room for a Few Guests From Our B-List. How Do We Choose Who to Invite?

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When you just can't figure out who to cut off of your wedding guest list, a B-list might seem like a good choice. That way, when RSVPs start rolling in, you're ready to invite a few additional guests to join in the fun. But what happens if your B-list is long and you've only got a few spots left? Our experts have a few tips for how to choose who to invite.

When you're initially sitting down to make your B-list, get selective. It shouldn't be "everyone else you want to invite," but instead a specific group of people who are this close to making the A-list. While it might feel just as hard as cutting down your A-list in the first place, trust us, you'll be happy you did this early on instead of waiting until the last minute!

Then (keep this part private!) rank them in order of priority. Would you rather invite your childhood friend or your favorite coworker? An extended cousin or your neighbor? Whatever you decide, put your B-list in order from who you REALLY would like to invite to those who would be nice to have or you should probably invite just to be polite. But seriously, keep this list private! You don't want any feelings getting hurt if your mom accidentally sees that her college best friend is way down at the bottom of the list.

Now that you've got everyone in order, it should be much easier to choose which B-list guests get an invitation: Those at the top of the list! You can also reconsider your plus-one policy. Was everyone on your A-list who isn't married invited with a guest, regardless of their relationship status? For your B-list, limit that privilege to only those in serious relationships so you can maximize the number of invitations available for additional people you know and love.

See more: When is the Appropriate Time to Invite Your B-List Guests?

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