(Closed) Brides that had a large wedding…am I crazy?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

they say to expect 10-20% to decline

you need to budget as if everyone says yes.

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 I am in the same boat!  We have the invite list to 350 and have a B list of about 30 or 40.  However, I was adamant to keep the wedding party under control.  We have 4 bridesmaids and 4 groomsment a ring bearer and a flower girl.  It was hard because I easily could have had 12 too!  I don’t think your crazy because that would make me crazy too 🙂  I am sure everything will turn out wonderful.  It just takes a little more time and planning for a larger group.  Good luck!!!  I am interested to hear how yours goes and others with big weddings!!

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Limit bridal party but keep the invite list! Guests are easy to manage for the most part, we have about 275 on our list. We only have three guys and ladies in our bridal party, but that was more than enough to manage…if I did it over again, I would just have one or two each. maybe it’s because I lived a couple hours away from most of them, but it was never easy to get everyone together for anything. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Limit bridal party but keep the invite list! Guests are easy to manage for the most part, we have about 275 on our list. We only have three guys and ladies in our bridal party, but that was more than enough to manage…if I did it over again, I would just have one or two each. maybe it’s because I lived a couple hours away from most of them, but it was never easy to get everyone together for anything. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

345 guest list = not too crazy.  We invited 325 and had 230 show up (lots of people decided not to bring a date or kids).

24 person bridal party = crazy.  I’d cut your BP way down.  Trying to coordinate dresses and parties with 12 girls is going to be far more trouble than it’s worth.  People know and understand you can’t include everyone.

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