posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We invited 81, expected 60, and ended up with 45.  Part of the issue was 3 of DH’s friends happened to move across the country and couldn’t come, so counting their SOs that’s 6 people right there that we would have expected to come who couldn’t.  We did not have any no-shows but did have people who we had to harrass for RSVPs.

Post # 3
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We invited 120. 110 RSVP’d yes. 4 were no-shows. Hope this helps!

Post # 4
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

we invited 110 people, expected 100, and 97 said yes. the only people who said no were people who we knew were not able to go. :/ we had heard rumors of people who had everyone say “yes” and we really hoped that was not us, because we were packed to capacity at our venue. :/ oh we did have 2 no-shows.

Post # 5
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We invited 317, 272 accepted, 2people cancelled the day before and 4 showed up that weren’t invited/declined 

Post # 6
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

we invited 70, expected around 50 ended up having 61 guests. Of the 9 that didn’t come 3 were no-shows. They were all suppose to be seated at seperate tables so they all still looked full, luckily haha.

Post # 7
4591 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We sent out 137 invitations, but I cannot remember the exact number that it totaled. I know we were over 300, and we hope to only have about 250-275. Our room holds 300, but I think that is just tables and not with a band/dance floor and everything else.

So far, we have had 5 people decline, and about 50-55 accepts back. RSVP date is Spetember 19.

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - The Biltmore Ballrooms

This is such a helpful post!! 

Post # 10
2800 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

331 invited, 220 accept in some capacity or another (not all via RSVP) 3 at the last minute couldn’t show up (for very ligimate reasons) and two people did come to the wedding and part of reception but skipped dinner to drop in on another wedding that was happening the same day.  We also had two no shows who we thought would be there.  We had also 7 extra people we weren’t expecting who didn’t RSVP.  Kind of funny that the numbers kind of evened out with how it happened. 

Post # 11
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

soontobemrs.h:  I got way LESS declines than I thought. Ours is a Friday weddingt too!

So far we invited 160, 17 said no

133 said yes and We are still waiting to hear from 10


Post # 13
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

soontobemrs.h:  We invited 208 people. We had 198 accept, 2 no-shows, and 4 guests show up who my DH invited the day before (?!). So 200 guests total.  I was incredibly surprised how many people RSVP’d yes – we had over 60 OOT guests.

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