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To those of you who are past the stress and enjoying married bliss, what percentage of your guest lists were regrets.
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    Laurms15Laurms15 member
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    edited December 2011
     10%-20% is an average but you know best where your guests are coming from and how likely they are to make a long trip if necessary.
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    edited December 2011
    More than I thought! We invited 190 and only got about 110 coming at this point, there are still some invitations out there without a response so I'm hoping to meet our 135 min.
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    Pink7781Pink7781 member
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    edited December 2011
    We invited 281 and 204 are attending. These were mostly family from out of state.
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Laurms is right -- depends on your list.  We had about 20% regrets, but we had lots of people invited from a distance, and quite a few of the nos weren't really nos -- they were single people who didn't come with an "and guest" (and we hadn't really expected them to).
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    edited December 2011
    Honestly, we had something like 45% (this is an estimate now, but we invited like 250 and had 140 attend -- so  around 110 "no"s).

    I should say that most were out of state and have kids, whom we did not invite, or "plus ones" for people who opted not to bring one.

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    edited December 2011
    Stressing about this too.....
    Our wedding is the last weekend in August (a big vacay weekend / bring your kids back to college weekend) and our wedding is all the way down the shore, where as a lot of our guests live in Morris & Essex counties....
    We are inviting around 180, and have a 125 minimum. Yikes!!!!
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    edited December 2011
    Invited 215 and had 150 come. About 25% decline rate. However, like uppereast said- we had a lot of +1s that were no's and unfortunately out of my dad's side of the family where we invited 18, only 2 came. So that was a big chunk as well.
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    Lola MinnieLola Minnie member
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    edited December 2011
    invited 324 and 250 came.
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    edited December 2011
    I think RSVPs are tricky to balance - agree with UpperEast that you know your guests the best. 

    We have a third column on our guest list (excel file) that says "Will they show?".

    We are inviting 280
    Expecting 240
    Guaranteeing 220

    We are getting married in the winter which can certainly be hit or miss.  It's not like the summer where "oh No there's a heatwave" or the fall or spring "oh No it's raining." If we have a snowstorm I'll be on this board the night prior inviting you all to come our wedding!

    Maybe I should start a wedding-saver-group on the Jersey boards for the brides who wont make their minimum count.
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