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Could a NO to Your RSVP be a Blessing in Disguise?

Yes, it may not be something you want to admit, but getting a decline to your wedding may bring you a little joy.

Let's face it, the cost of almost everything has gone up from gas to toilet paper to catering a wedding. And one of the biggest costs at the wedding is people. So, trimming that guest list is a surefire way to keep costs down while also keeping "unwanted" guests from attending. We're talking about your second cousin once removed or that sketchy boyfriend of your best friend.

This may sound a little harsh but one of the biggest costs is not only paying for guest headcount, but also paying for those guests who don't show after RSVPing YES. With an average guest cost of $150, those numbers can add up quickly.

Tips to "Politely" Reduce Your Guest List

Keep it to a Year This means only inviting friends you've been in touch with during the past year. And Facebook friends don't count!

Your Wedding Does Not Equal My Wedding Just because you were invited to someone's wedding a few years back does not obligate you to invite them to your wedding this year. Only reciprocate the invite to those people whose weddings you attended in the past year.