(Closed) 170 invited , how many would you expect NOT to come ?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it’s about 20-30% so you might get down to that. 

Post # 4
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you’re safe.  We invited around 200 and are at 140.  The acceptance rate depends on how far guests need to travel.

Post # 5
12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It depends–where/when is your wedding! You get higher deline rates near holidays and in the dead of winter if you get married someplace with heavy snowfall.

Our wedding was 11 hours from my extended family and 12 hours from his (Long Island and Chicago, got married in Upstate NY near both our immediate families). We got TONS of ‘no’ rsvps!

Post # 6
6536 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@asb983:  we had a total guest list of 210 and right now if the # of people who have not respond decide they are coming we will have 188 people

Post # 7
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We invited 176 and our final amount is 130. We also do not have many out of town guests or anything that would make the “No’s” big.

Post # 8
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

wow  – this is so sad to see so many people having such large numbers of declines :/ I didnt expect that high of a decline rate.

Post # 10
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@asb983:  10% if most guests are local and it’s on a Saturday night.  20-30% if it’s somewhat of a Destination Wedding for guests (3+ hours of travel.)  50%+ if it is a destination wedding (6+ hours of travel.)

Post # 11
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We invited 170 and ended up with 120, so you just never know.

Post # 12
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

About 20-25%

Post # 13
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We invited 175 and ended up with 137. Our wedding is semi-DW, about 1.5 hours away from most of our family and friends and a lot further from my family.

Post # 14
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

They say about 20% but some bees have had 100% attend. I, on the other hand, invited 125 and only 60 guests showed 🙁

Post # 15
1653 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@asb983:  I invited that many and we had about 100 show.  However, the wedding was a 5 hour drive for the majority of the guests, a lot of older relatives declined, and it was still school season (affected some cousins in college).  


We asked that it be adults only, and honestly only one couple didn’t make it because of that.  It was also on a Friday, and I don’t think that affected the declines much either (as in those were mostly older people and travel issues).  

Post # 16
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i would expect nobody NOT to come. especially if everyone is in the general vicinity.

maybe that’s just my opinion.

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