Yet again, a recent survey reveals that brides are cutting their guest lists.

Thanks to Christine Boulton from Think Like a Bride who blogged about the ‘What’s on Brides’ Minds’ Survey conducted for David’s Bridal. The survey says three quarters of brides-to-be admit that they will have to make adjustments to their wedding budgets as a result of the economic climate.  And where will they be cutting back? The survey revealed that the first area that brides-to-be would be willing to adjust is the number of guests (45% of brides polled said this.)

It’s inspiring that so many couples are seeing the benefits of smaller weddings.

In this January 23, 2009  National Post article, Cancel that White Stretch Limo also talks about the downsized guest list:

The National Post writes:

“Is Frugabridelista a word yet? If ever there were a moment for intimate weddings and austerity, isn’t this it?”

The article interviews several big shots in the wedding industry, including Bridal Guide Editor-in-chief Diane Forden. And what does Forden say will be the  number one item on the budget cuts hit list as more and more couples are impacted by the recession?

“I think it will be their guest list,” says Forden.