Hi everyone! My name is Emma and my FI's name is Joel. We just got engaged last Friday and currently live in Austin, TX, but we're both from Michigan and are getting married there August 6th.
We tried to move fast and already have our ceremony and reception venues set. We have a florist (a high school friend of my mother's), but the next chunk of work will probably be done in December when we both go home for the holidays.
I have a couple of questions regarding invitations and guest count. Do you send invitations to your parents? Wedding party? Is that how you get an accurate count?
Do you let your wedding party have plus ones? And if so, where would the plus ones sit? I guess it would be up to the plus one whether or not they'd want to go to a wedding where they might not know a lot of people?
Is there a percentage for how many people usually decline to come to a wedding?