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guest list

we are working on the guest list and i just cant seem to get it down the last couple people.  just wondering approx. how many people did you invite and how many rsvpd yes?? thankss

Re: guest list

  • edited December 2011
    I've gone down our list with who I think will actually show.  So we have our "invited list" and then we have our "show list."

    It'll be interesting to see how accurate I am...check back with me in 3 months!
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  • edited December 2011
    I've read that 80-85% will come to the wedding, but you should always plan for 100% attendance.  My sister had far fewer than that because her wedding was 4 hours away and a lot of my family doesn't like to travel. 

    You may be able to get a better estimate by looking at your list.  Is there anybody on there that you can say probably won't come?  We have a few that we would love it if they came, but are thinking they probably won't make it.
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    edited December 2011
    We invited 310. We had 178 come. So our turn out was not so hot! I was expecting 230 when i ran my numbers.

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  • edited December 2011
    I made an invited list and an expected list based on where people lived, how well we know them, etc. We invited about 160 but expected more like 120. We're a week and a half away from our RSVP deadline and are still waiting for quite a few. Looking at the ones left, I've guessed that we may actually be at 105-110. Our wedding is also on a Friday evening, which even though people say doesn't matter, could possibly have an effect.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: guest list:
    [QUOTE]I made an invited list and an expected list based on where people lived, how well we know them, etc. We invited about 160 but expected more like 120. We're a week and a half away from our RSVP deadline and are still waiting for quite a few. Looking at the ones left, I've guessed that we may actually be at 105-110. Our wedding is also on a Friday evening, which even though people say doesn't matter, could possibly have an effect.
    Posted by shan2910[/QUOTE]

    I think Friday weddings don't matter as much if you live in the area, but if you're OOT it could make a difference, since no matter how you make your travel arrangements, you have to take time off from work.
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  • edited December 2011
    We invited about 250 and 165 RSVPed yes and 160 showed up.  We had a lot of OOT people that didn't come even though it was driving distance for most of these people.  I was happy with our final number though as it gave us more time to spend with our guests.
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  • edited December 2011
    We were pretty disappointed with our turnout - we invited 189, 119 RSVPd, and 116 showed up. Had we known, we would've invited a lot more!
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