Post # 1
I’m getting married on a Friday in Sept in NJ. My fiance’s family is from NE PA (2.5 hr drive). Most of our friends are in the area (NY-NJ-PA) but some are overseas and far away. We are the couple who make it everyone’s parties and double-triple book ourselves for events so the loyalty factor is strong.
That said, I am assuming roughly 80% of my 305 person guest list is saying yes. Given the above info and the current state of the economy, do you think this is more or less?
What percentage of "yes’s" are you factoring for your wedding?
Post # 3
At this point, we are thinking that about 66% of the invited guests will show up. But, so many of our invited guests are coming from very far away, so we knew lots of them wouldn’t be able to come.
Post # 4
I think our attendance will be high, but (and I feel kind of bad for saying this) I’m kind of hoping at least 1/3 aren’t able to attend. My FMIL seems to think everyone she has ever known needs to be invited, and continues to add to the guestlist weekly (another issue!). Due to the location and time, I think we will have a majority accept the invitation.
Post # 5
I’d guess at least 95% of our guest list is local. I’m not counting 5 cousins who have not been to a family wedding since they became part of the family, but other than them, I’m expecting at least 90%. It’d be nice if our 160 guest list trimmed itself to 140, but we’ll see. As long as we are at 152 (including me and my FI), I’ll be thrilled.