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Just Said Yes September 2015

A list, B list, C list

Amber, on April 9, 2015 at 12:31 AM Posted in Planning 1 16
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Hey everyone! I am using WeddinWire's Guest list planning tool, and wasn't sure the best way to utilize the A-list, B-list, C-list function. Can someone enlighten me?

Thanks!

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Latest activity by Darrin, on January 15, 2019 at 9:27 PM
  • Elle
    Master March 2015
    Elle ·
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    Heres how we used it. We started typing in names. A list was people we could NOT have the wedding without. Our absolute nearest and dearest. Then b list was people we love and hang out with, but dont see that often, or are co workers, etc. Once all the names were in we looked at our numbers. If cuts were needed we knew instantly where cuts could be made.

    Hope this helps!

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  • AlexisM082
    Master February 2016
    AlexisM082 ·
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    I personally think these A, B, and C lists are horrible and refuse to place people I love and care for in a second or third list.

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  • Mrs. Nicole
    Master May 2016
    Mrs. Nicole ·
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    Well B-list is controversial in itself..but a C list? Just don't fucking invite them if you clearly don't want them there.

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  • GeekyBride
    VIP September 2015
    GeekyBride ·
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    C list? WTF. If I were a c list guest, and ever found out, I'd probably rethink my friendship, and likely not even go.

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  • Janeen
    Master January 2015
    Janeen ·
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    I think the list is just used to figure out who to invite overall. I don't think B&C is being used in the context of "well these people refused, we'll invite the B listers". I think it's how Elle describes.

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  • Mallory M.
    Devoted May 2015
    Mallory M. ·
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    I agree that it's best to do while you're initially forming your guest list (versus determine rounds of invites). I didn't use the WW list for that (inputted my finalized list) but created lists similar to Elle. And the B list was also for my parents friends who I didn't feel like "had" to be there. But we don't really have a "B" invite list (aka ppl we are sending invites to if out no RSVPs are high) with the exception of me appeasing my father for all the ppl he wants to invite (and telling him they could be on the B list).

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  • OGJessieJV
    Master July 1867
    OGJessieJV ·
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    It's extremely rude to B-List, I'm not even sure how to classify C-Listing...

    This is how we did our list. Our venue hold 40 people, I want to invite no more than 30. GO!

    We have immediate family, very close friends and that's it! No, "well if that person can't make it, let's put so and so here." We are having a small, intimate wedding and picked a venue to match.

    Figure out your number, and stick to it. Your wedding is about celebrating a new part of your life with people you hold dearest to you.

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  • Tara
    VIP April 2015
    Tara ·
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    I didn't use that feature. I just added everyone and then people we removed were uninvited to the ceremony/reception (wanted to keep their addresses in one place for the time being)

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  • KitandKaboodle
    Master November 2016
    KitandKaboodle ·
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    I'm using it, but we will not have a B/C list.

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  • A
    Just Said Yes September 2015
    Amber ·
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    Hmm interesting. we are inviting about 300 people and I guess I wasn't thinking of it in a segretory way but rather a way to easily organize people into other invite lists, like the rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, engagement party. For instance I wouldn't invite an entire family to the bridal shower just the women, so it seemed to me like an easy way quickly sort through things like that. It doesn't really seem like anybody on here has really utilized it.

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  • Elle
    Master March 2015
    Elle ·
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    Amber that is a great way to use it! I hadnt even thought of usingnit that way!

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  • Kate
    Master May 2012
    Kate ·
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    I didn't use it, but imagine it would be used in the sense you are seeing it--inviting guests a section at a time doesn't make sense, but having categories for easy sorting makes a lot of sense!

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  • HappilyEverOrtlieb
    Just Said Yes October 2018
    HappilyEverOrtlieb ·
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    I am using the A list for the "all day" people (ceremony to dinner)

    the B list is reception invites only (not bc they arent important but because our ceremony and dinner is smaller)

    C list- if i can figure it out will be for shower/bachelorette invites just to keep the addresses handy.

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  • AugustBride
    Super August 2018
    AugustBride ·
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    I didn't even use that. I just added my guests from my original spreadsheet. I have a B list on my excel sheet but def no C list.

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  • Stephanie
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Stephanie ·
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    We have bunch of people traveling from Taiwan for the wedding, so I used that field to mark guest's first language (Chinese or English). I think this will help seating arrangement later.

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  • Darrin
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Darrin ·
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    I can't believe people on here getting offended by putting someone on the B-List or C-List. Why? If it helps someone plan their event, then so "B" it. (see what i did?) But really, no one will know. And the fact is, many people getting married have those questions. "Should we invite so-and-so?"

    I had the same question as Amber. My plan is to get rid of the lists and add-in wedding party, Close family, etc. to help group people together for specific reasons. I also like HappilyEverOrtlieb's use. But dear God. Don't get offended.

    Addendum: I also added Party Event for my and and fiancee's bachelor and bachelorette parties. I added all people attending to the party group. Then I deleted A,B,C lists and added Bachelor and Bachelorette instead. To do this, you click on (for instance) the wedding tab. Click settings and you can change the name of the lists. So for all you easily-offended folks, you don't have to put someone in B-List, you can put them in the "care about deeply but not sure if they will make it" list.

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