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Today’s guest post comes to us from freelance writer and author Troy Lambert! Enjoy:

“We have room for you in our hearts, just no chair for you at the ceremony. Still, send gifts.” Maybe that’s how the announcements should read, at least some of them. We’d all like to have the all inclusive guest list, but things like budgets, venue size, and logistics often make that impossible.

While there are several ways to save money when during planning, one of the easiest is to simply reduce the number of invited guests, which immediately affects the venue size and simplifies logistics. Except that isn’t simple when people’s feelings are involved.

There are all kinds of tools online and elsewhere designed to make these decisions less painful. My fiancé and I decided to use a budget-like approach, marrying (so to speak) allocation of people to seats just like we do dollars to bills.

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