How to Shorten Your Wedding Guest List


You wedding day is a day to celebrate with your closest friends and family members. However, if you know a great deal of people, it may turn into an extravagant party, rather than an intimate affair. If you are more keen on creating your big day to be more personal, you may not be seeking to invite every single person that you have ever made contact with.

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However, how do you go about cutting your wedding guest list to a more fitting size for your big day?

We believe that every couple should create their wedding guest list to complement their needs! That’s why, here at Engaged Columbus, as a resource for discovering Columbus wedding venues, we have gathered some tips to assist you with knowing how to shorten your own guest list. If you are all set to learn more, be sure to continue reading:

  • Limit Your Plus-Ones’. An easy way to limit your guest list is to limit the plus-ones’. Instead of allowing your guests to bring along an additional guest, create your wedding to be invite only. This way, there are no extra surprises or no extra guests. However, if you would like to still allow plus ones, just be strict with your numbers.
  • Exclusions. Chances are that you and your partner know a great deal of people. However, how close are these people to you? Just because you know someone, doesn’t mean that they must attend your wedding. Only invite the people who you feel you are very close with in your life, and exclude any others.
  • Consider Adults Only. Many people have many children, which would create a great deal of extras among your wedding guest list. If you consider an adult-only wedding, that will greatly cut down your guest list, as well as offer the parents a lovely night out.


Your wedding is such an important day in your life, and surely you will want it to be a day to remember! These are just a few ways in which you can create your guest list to be more intimate.

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Are you are still searching for a wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio, such as The Barn at Stratford? If so, please contact us here at Engaged Columbus, as we would be thrilled with the opportunity to pair you with yours!


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