One of the first things I sat down to do was create a guest list. I knew it was going to be big; my sister invited 1200 people to her wedding, and had 850 in attendance. I was just hoping that after David and I combined lists that it wouldn’t be that high.
As fortune would have it, the list currently stands at 753 people. I’m using the guest list manager at The Knot–I highly recommend it.
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many venues in my area that hold that many people for the budget that I’m trying to work with. Fortunately, my favorite venue was available–the local country club. It’s so David and I–elegant but comfortable. It has golf in the name, which David loves, because it means that the word “golf” will be on our reception cards. Also on our side is the rental fee–far less than any other in the city.
Always a stickler for etiquette, we are making sure to get the full, Christian names of all guests. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to attempt to calligraphy each inner and outer envelope, but it would be a neat personal touch. I just need to remember to order extra envelopes!