The Beginner's Guide to Wedding Planning
With 20 years of wedding planning experience, Debi Lilly from A Perfect Event shares her insider tips to make your planning pure romance.
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It is imperative to know your guest count before you start planning. Talk to parents on both sides and make sure you have a well-rounded count of your maximum number of guests. An average "unavailable to attend" rate is 10 percent for in-town guests, 20 percent for out-of-town guests.
Cost saver: A small, intimate wedding is always less costly and more personal than a 200-plus guest list for dinner.