It is very common to feel overwhelmed when putting together your guest list. Of course there are close family and friends to invite but it becomes difficult to define a line when inviting coworkers, old school friends, parent’s friends, etc.
Many people feel that it’s necessary to expand their guest list to avoid hurt feelings – but instead, flip sides and look at the situation from the invitee’s perspective. Attending a wedding requires a certain amount of effort and expense from your guests. They’re expected to set aside most of their day, dress appropriately, give a gift and participate in the events that the couple have planned to celebrate. When a close family member or friend is getting married these expectations are all part of the fun, when someone they may be less close to gets married, this can often seem daunting.