Lynnie
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Which came first? Guest list or Venue?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 1 102
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Were you considering your guest list when picking the perfect venue? Or did you select the space first and let that decide the size of your guest list? Which decision was more important to you?

Which decision came first? Your guest list or your wedding venue?


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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Guest list
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Guest list, we based the venue off the convenience for our guests. So no one would have to drive to the venue since the vast majority of our guest list isn't from here.

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  • J
    Super April 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Venue! We knew that we wouldn't be close to anywhere's capacity guest list wise!

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We started drafting a guest list before we went and looked at our venue. When we went to the open house we asked if they could fit the amount of guests we were planning for.

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  • Shelby
    Devoted November 2020
    Shelby ·
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    We had a rough draft of a guest list, then when we picked the venue we narrowed the guest list down a bit more.
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  • Ashley
    Beginner January 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Venue! Guest list still a working progress!
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  • K
    Dedicated April 2020
    Krystal ·
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    Venue just did the list lol
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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber ·
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    Probably venue, even though we had a rough guest list. We did end up cutting the guest list from our parents due to our venue limit though.

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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn ·
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    Guest list for sure! We invited everyone! We are fortunate enough to not have a size limit since we'll be on 5 acres!
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  • Chrysta
    Expert November 2020
    Chrysta ·
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    Venue! I absolutely fell in love with our venue. We are still in the process of trying to cut our guest list down to accommodate it now LOL
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  • Megan
    Rockstar November 2020
    Megan ·
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    Guest list. We had a rough head count going into venue searches. Booked our venue and still don’t have a final head count but it’s within our previous estimates.
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  • Kasyah
    Dedicated March 2020
    Kasyah ·
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    Venue! Doing a destination wedding so we knew it would be smaller and more intimate.
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Venue; though i suppose i had begun working on the guest list, i didnt want to do too much until the venue was set.

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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Guest list! We knew early on we wanted it small so venue wasn’t a real issue.
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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair ·
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    My venue came first. My guest list was really small at first but when I found a huge affordable space for our reception then our guest list grew because we could now accommodate more people.

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  • Madelyn
    Savvy June 2020
    Madelyn ·
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    The venue!
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  • Ashley
    Beginner September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Venue! We were on the fence between a smaller more exp venue with our closest guests or a larger venue with everyone but less expensive. We went larger venue, with everyone!


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  • T
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Teresa ·
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    Guest list. That way i'll have an idea of what size venue I need.

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  • Stefanie
    Devoted December 2019
    Stefanie ·
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    Guest list but my venue has space for a looot of people compared to what I’m having. Their capacity is 220 and I’m having 75 guests thankfully it doesn’t look big
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    We had a general idea of a number we wanted but we picked the venue first. I'm actually still trying to cut some people because our list got a bit out of hand between all the families. Now I have somewhat of an excuse when I tell people no because we have a max capacity at the venue.

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