One of the first things Monsieur P and I did after getting engaged was to start on a preliminary guest list. We knew that in order to choose a venue, create a budget, and basically to do anything else, we would have to at least have a rough estimate of who we would be inviting to this shindig. For a long time, we made very few revisions to our preliminary guest list. We planned to only invite family and close friends to the wedding, so it was pretty easy to put down the list of people who were important to us.
After two years, though, things do change a little bit. We’ve added some family members, between kids being born, friends and family getting married; we’ve lost some family members. So by now, some changes had to be made. Also, now that we are closer to the wedding, we’ve made a few decisions about who and what really matters to us. In the beginning, we had a much more “why rock the boat?” mentality. Now we feel more comfortable putting our collective foot down.