No kids policy? Make it uniform.
If you aren’t allowing one couple’s kids to join in on the wedding day, then you might as well make sure that that rule or that request is applicable for all of the couples who will be attending the wedding in the long run. There might be a lot of spilled tears and hurt feelings around this and needless to say, it just isn’t worth it to bother with after all has been said and done. The last thing that you would want to do is end up offending people and thinking that you have preferential treatment for the people that you are inviting in your wedding so far. It just isn’t worth the drama. A no kids policy can actually be a good thing. You are technically allowing mom and dad to properly enjoy the wedding without worrying too much about the aspect of who is going to take care of their kids during the wedding or if their kids are going to end up ruining the wedding celebrations or not.
Always prioritize your people.
It is best to categorize the people that you are inviting to the wedding in tiers. What this technically means is that you should base them off of how close they are to you so far. A best friend obviously trumps a long lost cousin you don’t even remember anymore. When you have something like this drawn out so far, it makes it so much easier for you and for your partner to think about who you are supposed to invite to the wedding and how you are going to go about with the composition of the guest list at the end of the day. Think about the people you want in your shot list when going through your wedding photography offers and see if they will charge anything extra for that.
One step at a time, baby.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. This is the worst possible thing that you can ever make or commit as a bride. Once you have composed a certain task list, follow through on them first before you move on with the next. Planning things out left and right without any type of time period or level of priority can be a really bad thing because it means that you will end up feeling overwhelmed about the entire thing and this is honestly a type of confusion that you can do without. Delegate if you must but only take things on at a step at a time so that you can actually accomplish what you have up ahead of you in the first place. Start off with the venue, a planner, and then your wedding photography offers. The rest should follow suit.
Have the no ring, no bring rule.
We all have that cousin or friend who seems to have a new girlfriend or boyfriend ever so often. No matter how much we care for them, we just don’t care about who their current flavour of the month is. Even if it isn’t a fling or anything like that, chances are, you don’t know anything about this partner. A no ring, no bring rule can be effective and time and money saving. People will understand this right off the bat and chances are, they wouldn’t even get offended of the entire thing.