Cupid's Pulse Article: Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Share First Kiss in Front of 1,000 GuestsCupid's Pulse Article: Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Share First Kiss in Front of 1,000 Guests

By Shannon Seibert

Waiting to go all the way before your wedding day is one thing, but waiting for your first kiss is practically unheard of. As Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard concluded their vows, they shared their first kiss together. Duggar’s family is known for their courting rules on the reality series 19 Kids and Counting and the star, 23, decided to stick with them and wait until her wedding day to kiss the love of her life.  The star’s parents explained to that dating and courtship is merely getting to know a person with focusing on the end game being marriage.

What are some ways to limit those you invite to your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice: On your special day you want the people who mean the most to you to be there. This can get tricky since everyone who you’ve ever spoken to is going to be expecting an invite. Don’t panic. We’ve created these tips to help you narrow down your choices for who will be attending your wedding celebration.

1. Have criteria for narrowing down your guest list: If this person didn’t know you and your significant other were even dating, chances are they aren’t someone who is relevant enough for an invite. Ask your man and yourself whether or not you’d notice if a particular guest attended or not. Have you even spoken to this person in the past year? Did you attend their wedding? Or if you think a guest may start drama or a riot at the wedding, you’d best not extend an invitation. You want this day to run as smoothly as possible.

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2. Have a closed ceremony but an open reception: One genius way to limit the attendance to your ceremony venue is to have a private ceremony but a public reception. A laid back environment for a reception can be fun and breezy, making your job as a bride easier. Allow guests to come and go as they please, and bring whomever they want to wish you well. The intimate ceremony will allow you to have those closest to you there for your special declaration of vows, and then join the party with the rest of your friends and family at a large gathering. The best of both worlds.

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3.  Have a budget that you stick to: Setting a certain financial plan in stone can help you make the necessary cuts for your big day. Weddings are expensive. The dress, the venues, the food, the cake, the tuxes, the limos, it all adds up. Having a strict financial budget will help you plan your wedding in a fiscally smart manner. It’ll serve as the little extra nudge you need to make your decisions and stick to them.

How have you narrowed down your celebration invites? Share with us in the comments below!