How does an initial, reasonably sized guest list of 40 grow into a raging, behemoth 160? Quite easily, as it turns out.
Mr. Puffer and I began planning our wedding a couple months before we were engaged—and when I say “we” began planning, I mean me. Once I realized his idea of a small wedding differed a great deal from mine, I freaked out and started researching the ins and outs of wedding planning. I bought a book, downloaded a checklist app for my phone, and, of course, joined Weddingbee.
By the time Mr. P slipped that ring on my finger—and I will get around to telling our engagement story, I promise—I already had an idea of the type of venue we’d need, the price range we’d expect to pay, and how many guests I would need to invite. I showed my list of intended invitees to Mr. P one night when we were watching TV. He got excited and told me to start writing, then began rattling off friends’ names so fast, I think the friction of my pen on paper nearly started a fire.