Invitation + Guest List

  • Micro wedding

    Wedding guest lists are shrinking, and a new trend is emerging: the intimate micro-wedding.

  • You've got each of your big day invitations signed, sealed, and ready to be delivered to the final destination in one pretty little piece — that's the hope, at least!

  • Determining the size of your wedding depends on your budget, personality, and social circle. But no matter how many guests you'll invite, it will be a blast! Here, wedding planners break down the pros and cons of each size category, along with tips on how to make your event memorable.

  • Editor-in-chief Diane Forden answers a reader's burning question

  • Composing wedding invitations involves complex-and beautiful-etiquette guidelines. We RSVP to your urgent questions.

  • Who's allowed to bring a date? Should I invite my ex? Get a handle on common dilemmas.
  • Who's invited to the wedding? Who isn't? Here are common-sense ways to get your guest list under control.

  • Think your budget and guest count have irreconcilable differences? Here's how to bring them back together.