10 People You Should Take Off Your Wedding Guest List

Friends and family might make it seem like you are supposed to invite every single person you know to your wedding, but keep in mind, it's your wedding — and as such, the guest list is entirely up to you. While figuring out who is a yes and who is a no might seem hard at first, there are certain types of people you should take off your wedding guest list immediately, no matter what anyone else tells you. As go-to wedding site Loverly points out, when it comes to your wedding, it's important to surround yourself with only the very best. Here are the people you don't have to include.

Creating your guest list may be one of the toughest tasks on your wedding to-do list. It's tempting to want to invite everyone you've ever met from your kindergarten teacher to your mailman. Of course this depends on whether you and your significant other want an intimate ceremony or a lavish celebration. But before you send out that save the date, consider that maybe not everyone needs to make the cut. And some people just definitely shouldn't be invited. That's why Loverly is here to point out the 10 worst wedding guests out there; people you should totally take off your list ASAP!

1. The recently engaged friend of the family who is already making your weddings a competition.

You know, the one who can be overheard at the block party telling everyone that your ring is "so cute," and that she's sure you'll be able to throw a great wedding on your budget.

2. The friend who lives for the spotlight.

Unless you want a cringe-worthy serenade or an embarrassing dance solo at your wedding, that is.

3. The uncle who insists on talking politics in mixed company.

Your guests don't want to get into arguments over gun laws and global warming during cocktail hour with the guy who is the living embodiment of the YouTube comments section.

4. The belligerent bro.

That guy who somehow always ends up breaking something (furniture, noses) when drunk? Yeah... you don't want anyone who might require extra security near an open bar and a bunch of strangers.

5. The childhood friend you're already thinking of breaking up with.

Yes, you pinky-promised you'd be in each other's weddings, but you're not required to honor a contract you made when you were 10 years old and planning your wedding to Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Do yourselves both a favor and end it already.

6. That girl who lived in your dorm freshman year who "likes" everything wedding-related you post on Facebook and sent you a message saying she's so excited to see your dress.

She's clearly hoping to score an invite but... you don't actually remember ever talking to her in real life. It's OK to appreciate the flattering compliments, but that doesn't mean she has to be there for the biggest day of your life.

7. The couple you don't know well who invited you to their wedding.

Wedding invitations aren't tit for tat, so don't feel obliged to make room for them just because they invited you to theirs.

8. The college friend who always cries when she gets drunk.

Don't give her a perfect opportunity for another one of her "why am I still single?" meltdowns.

9. Your dead-set-on destruction niece and nephew who treat all formal settings like playgrounds.

If your sister and her husband really wanted their children there, they wouldn't ignore the kiddos, giving them free range to destroy everything in their path.

10. Your ex.

Because there's no prize for still being friends with all of your exes.

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