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How To Form A Smoky Mountains Weddings Guest List

You deserve your wedding to be the best day of your life. With that, you need to be surrounded by your favorite people! As a Smoky Mountains Weddings Planners, we have seen the difference guests make at a wedding. So you want to be sure you are inviting the right people! Whether you are having a large event or just a true elopement, here are the top tips for how to form a wedding guest list!

Smoky Mountains Weddings with bride adn groom holding hands and running down the aisle together after their ceremony

VIP List

First step, determine who is on your VIP list. These are the people who know you best and are more than likely already in the wedding party. Usually this is your immediate family and closest friends. In addition, your VIP list may be family or friends that aren’t in the wedding party but will definitely be in the front row of your ceremony and won’t want to miss a thing!

bride smiling as her bridesmaids and friends surround her for a Smoky Mountain wedding


After deciding who will be on your VIP list, gather the names of your immediate family and your favorite extended family members. You do not need to invite every member of your families, but having those who you are the closest with will make your day that much more special. So in addition to your immediate family, consider inviting your favorite cousins and grandparents!


Finally, consider all of your friends and acquaintances. For a more intimate wedding only invite your closest friends at the moment. The people who mean the most to you and that you interact with often. However, if you are planning a large wedding then opt to invite all of your friends, co-workers and extended family.

wedding reception place settings in a reception hall at a Smoky Mountain wedding venues

A Smoky Mountains Weddings Guest List

Most importantly throughout the wedding planning process, don’t feel bad for not being able to invite everyone you know. It’s expensive to get married and plan a wedding, it should be spent with the people who mean the most to you – not those that when you look back may forget they were even present!

Bride standing on a deck at her Smoky Mountain wedding venue as she holds her flowers and smiles with the fog rolling over the mountains behind her

Planning your Smoky Mountain wedding and learning how to form a wedding guest list should be made simple! And you deserve wedding planners who are there to help you along the way. Reach out and let’s chat!

bride and groom embracing as they stand on a hill in the woods with fog surrounding them for Smoky Mountain wedding

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