(Closed) DW bees, by how many are you Over-Inviting?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: DW bees, how many are you over-inviting (beyond your initial list or capacity)
    No more than venue/list capacity until we receive some guaranteed No's : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Over-inviting 10% : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Over-inviting 20% : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Over-inviting 30% : (0 votes)
    Over-inviting more than 30% : (3 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 4
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m inviting the first set of people, waiting to hear back, and then inviting some more.  Shh, don’t tell!

    Post # 6
    2693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My wedding is not a destination for the majority of my guests and I over invited by over 40 people.  Out of 190 invited, hoping for no more than 150 people, 131 guests RSVP’d yes.

    Post # 7
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    we’re inviting only up to our venue’s capacity and sending save the dates at a year out only to the “must invite” guests. they can RSVP starting a year out because its online.

    We’ll start sending invites 6-9 months out. that’s early (6 months is more typical for a dw) but a number of guests have told us they like 9 months and the earlier the better. Those invites will have RSVP deadlines of 4 months out.

    4 months out is the latest we’ll send any new invite due to declines. Those guests will have RSVP deadline of 3 months out. Them getting the invite at 4 months out (well before our hotel blocks close) seems like enough time. And we’ll probably only send 1 new invite out for every 2 declines just in case some prior declines change and decide/are able to come after all. 

    my guests tend to like earlier invites or RSVP deadlines. many have told me that they prefer having all info now or as early as is reasonable and they’ve asked me to set RSVP deadlines early enough so, even if they miss it, they can still get best priced flights and hotels after I remind them. 

    Post # 8
    2352 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We overinvited about 40 ppl. If they all go, that’s great! If not, well that’s ok too. Our intended budget can handle up to 20-25 id say. 

    Post # 9
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Semi-destination for us, since our hometown is Out of Town for everyone.  We’re over-inviting our intended budget by about 20%, but our venue will hold everyone (and then some) and we’re ready to afford 100% attendance in the unlikely event that it were to happen.

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