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How to keep your wedding guest list to a minimum

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Let's face it, weddings aren't cheap. Between the venue, the decor, the food and everything else, the costs can get pretty high if you don't keep it in check.

Here are some tips on how you can keep your guest list to a minimum

1. Only invite current friends. If you haven't talked to someone in more than a year, or don't stay in current contact via e-mail, skip them. Being Facebook friends does not qualify you for a wedding invitation.

2. Give each set of your parents a specific number of invitations they may send out and stick to it.

3. Have firm rules as to who can bring a date. The general rule is that you should invite any significant others who live together or who have been a known couple of for a long time.

4. No children are invited unless they are actual wedding party participants (ring bearer or flower girl). Remember you will still have to pay for seating and a meal even if it is for a child.

5. Don't invite anyone from work unless it's an obligation or a good friend. Guest lists can often grow by couples who don't want to leave out any of their co-workers.

- Sara Stanford is the proprietor of Bliss Bridal Boutique

88 Barbican Rd

Shop# 9

Kgn 6

Tel: (876) 622-BLIS (2547)

Barbican Business Centre, 88 Barbican Road, Shop # 9, Kingston 8,http://www.blissja.com