By Amanda Boyer

According to E! Online, George Clooney’s wedding to Amal Amaluddin was the place to be for Hollywood. So, why were Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner not there? Garner recently cleared the air on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In fact, she recounted a story involving meeting George Clooney for the first time right after getting rid of lice in her hair. She joked, “So anyway, people keep asking why we weren’t at George’s wedding and we were both ‘working,’ but I think he didn’t want Licey there.”

How do you decide who to invite to your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

Your wedding is a time to share your vows to your partner with your loved ones surrounding you. Here are some tips for you on deciding who to invite:

1. Make a list: Make a list of everyone you would want at your wedding if you could afford it and had room. This will serve as a starting point before you start to narrow things down.

Related: Find Out Details Behind George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Prep

2. Start color coding: Separate your list into sections: primary family, distant relatives, close friends, etc. This will help you see who really needs to come versus who is optional.

Related: Jessica Simpson Shares Five Wedding Vows For a Happy Marriage

3. Question it: Start going through the people that could be maybes and ask yourself a few questions. Have I talked to this person in the last 6 months? Would this person actually want to come?

Have any other tips for making a guest list? Comment below.