How big is your budget?
What are prepared to spend per guest?
If the first draft of your guest list comes up to be much longer than your budget will allow, I’d advise that you do what you can to maintain the larger guest list, while stepping down the price per guest. Most of your guests will be happy just to be attending the party, and they may never even notice where you’ve economized. This is preferable to having a party for a few select guests who are going to be lavished with an expensive meal and luxurious favors that they may never even appreciate. I have said it throughout the booklet, but it bears repeating. Life will send every one of us more than our fill of sad or troubling events. If you are planning a Sweet 16, your family is looking forward to a very happy milestone. I feel that it’s important and very rewarding to share the happiness of this moment with as many people as your budget will allow. (more…)