We are planning our wedding reception dinner in for 150 guests. There are just over 200 guests on our list... We are trying to cut down the list, but I've been noticing on other blogs that approximately 20-30% won't show up. should i count on that estimate??? or should i understate the guest list??? mind you, my fiance has a HUGE family, and they are all right here. i, on the other hand do not, and all of my family lives out of town, even in another country! i spoke with a wedding planner who said no one in new mexico rsvp's and they always bring extra people with them. she has over 15 years experience... how true is this? did people not rsvp, then show up anyway? or did you get a decent amount of rsvp's?