*Pointer* When making your master list, check for accurate spelling, complete address and include phone numbers. If children are invited, list ages as this will assist with seating assignments.
- Your first step is to create a master guest list. Then go over your list and determine who you think will actually attend. If your list includes a fair percentage of out of town guests, consider sending a save the date card.
- The number of guests will dictate the size of the hall, the catering budget and the quantity of items you will need, such as centerpieces, linen, chairs and party favors.
- Consider welcoming your out of town guests with a tote or basket filled with directions, snacks, drinks and a small gift.