Unless you’re having a very small, private ceremony, it’s likely that your ceremony guests will also be reception guests.

For most people, this means family and close friends but as you build your guest list, there are a few people who, out of courtesy, should also receive an invitation: your officiant and his or her spouse; and the spouse, partner, fiancé(e), or significant other of any attendant or guest in a committed relationship. While many a romance has had its start when two singles met at a wedding reception, it’s kind to invite any single bridesmaid or groomsman to ask a plus one.