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Compiling The Ultimate Guest List

Tips for Crafting Your Ideal Guest List for a Spectacular Indian Wedding

Planning a grand Indian wedding in the heart of London is a delightful endeavor, and one of the first steps is crafting a guest list that reflects the essence of your celebration. At Cavendish Banqueting, we understand the intricacies of hosting an event for 200-500 guests within a budget of £40-£100 per head. Join us as we unravel the art of compiling the perfect guest list, ensuring your big day is surrounded by those who matter most.

Navigating the Grand Tapestry of Compiling Your Guest List

Early Decision-Making:

Timing is Key: Start compiling your guest list early in the planning process.

Cavendish Tip: Use our automatic event cost calculator to estimate costs based on the number of guests.

Define Your Vision:

Theme and Tone: Consider the overall theme and tone of your wedding.

Cavendish Tip: A clear vision helps in deciding the level of formality and intimacy.

Collaborate with Families:

Open Communication: Discuss guest preferences with both families.

Cavendish Tip: Open dialogue ensures everyone’s expectations and sentiments are considered.

Categories and Priorities:

A, B, C Categories: Prioritize guests into categories for a structured approach.

Cavendish Tip: Allocate a percentage of the budget to each category to stay within financial limits.

Venue Capacity:

Capacity Consideration: Ensure the venue comfortably accommodates your desired guest count.

Cavendish Tip: Schedule an in-person appointment to view our versatile spaces at Cavendish Banqueting.

Budget Allocation:

Per-Head Estimate: Use our automatic cost calculator to estimate costs per head.

Cavendish Tip: This tool aids in managing your budget effectively.

Plus-Ones Policy:

Clear Guidelines: Define your plus-ones policy to manage numbers effectively.

Cavendish Tip: Clearly communicate the policy on your invitations.

Create a Draft List:

Initial Draft: Begin with a comprehensive list and trim down gradually.

Cavendish Tip: Consult with our event experts for insights on venue layout and seating.

Keep Cultural Traditions:

Extended Families: Respect cultural traditions regarding extended family invitations.

Cavendish Tip: Balance cultural considerations with practical constraints.

RSVP Management:

Response Deadline: Set a reasonable RSVP deadline for timely responses.

Cavendish Tip: Our team can assist in managing RSVPs to streamline the process.

Kids or No Kids:

Child Attendance: Decide on whether to include children in the celebration.

Cavendish Tip: Consider providing a separate area or entertainment for young guests.

Emotional Connection:

Meaningful Relationships: Prioritize inviting those with a significant impact on your lives.

Cavendish Tip: A smaller, more intimate guest list allows for more meaningful connections.

Cavendish Banqueting: Your Partner in Guest List Perfection

Compiling the ideal guest list is an art that requires finesse, and at Cavendish Banqueting, we’re here to assist you every step of the way. Utilize our automatic event cost calculator at for a preliminary estimate.

Feel free to call us to discuss your vision, and don’t forget to book an in-person appointment to experience the charm of Cavendish Banqueting’s stunning venue. Let us be your partner in crafting a guest list that sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration.

Disclaimer: Prices may vary. Please consult with our team for accurate cost estimates. Images courtesy of Cavendish Banqueting.