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Who You Should Invite to Each Wedding Party

Introducing the D Weddings ABCs of Etiquette: Sure, you can flip through Emily Post’s bible of good manners, but what do Dallas brides, planners, and guests expect when it comes to local wedding etiquette? Dallas wedding experts tell us how to graciously navigate every wedding-day situation.

During your engagement, prepare for a year of parties! Now is the time to make your ultimate wedding guest list—or shall we say, lists. Crystal Frasier of Crystal Frasier Weddings tells us who should make the cut for each occasion. 

Rehearsal dinner

Parents, wedding party members and their dates, and out-of-town guests; or, family and wedding party members and their dates

Bridal luncheon

Bride, bridesmaids, moms, grandmothers, and aunts

Bachelor party

Groomsmen only

But what about the guest list for the big day itself?

50% – Bride and groom’s list
30% – Bride’s parents
20% – Groom’s parents

How should you go about prioritizing?

1st – Family
2nd – Wedding party
3rd – Friends
4th – Coworkers

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