We've worked with couples whose guest lists have been bursting at the seams because they wanted to invite so many people. Sometimes, couples decide not to allow a guest to bring a date so that they can invite more people. This is a big no-no. It's no fun being at a wedding without a date or a friend by your side...especially if the only people you know at the wedding are the bride and groom.
Couples will argue and say, "But we can't allow everyone to bring a guest because we have too many people to invite." We say cut your guest list so that you can allow everyone to have a guest. This is especially important if people have to travel to your wedding. No one wants to bring someone along to help drive to your wedding that is taking place two states away, only to leave their driving buddy in the hotel room because you won't let them bring a guest.
Review your guest list. See where you can cut people so that everyone can have a guest. Also, it's a good time to mention that the people who brides and grooms usually say can't bring a guest are their single friends. Married friends are allowed to have a spouse accompany them, but single friends are often told that they have to attend solo...even if they have a significant other. It's not nice to punish the un-married people at your wedding. So, cut your guest list, allow everyone to bring a guest and no one will refer to your wedding as, "That wedding where I couldn't bring a guest and I didn't know anyone there." :)
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