Guest list – How many can I invite??? How many did you invite over the max?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How Many People Did you Invite over the Venue Limit?
    None - I was under the limit! : (5 votes)
    31 %
    None - I invited the exact number allowed! : (6 votes)
    38 %
    0 to 10 : (2 votes)
    13 %
    10 to 20 : (0 votes)
    20 to 50 : (3 votes)
    19 %
    I went nuts! ~blush~ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    Pick another venue. Seriously. First thing you do is your date, then your guest list then your venue according to how many people you want. Even though that is the max for the venue, will your guests be comfortable? Don’t try and cram tables together that people can’t push their chairs out comfortably without backing into another. 

    I say for shoot for at least 10-20 under the max. You already have more invited in tier 1 than allowed. Either cut it back even in tier 1 or pick a different venue to accommodate them all so you don’t feel bad. 

    Post # 3
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    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Gwendolyn88:   Do not invite more than the venue can hold.  Those regulations are frequently dictated by fire regulations and must be respected.   If guests RSVP “no” you can send out more invitations, but if you go over the limit you will be in the uncomfortable position of having to uninvite guests.

    Choosing another venue may well be your best option.  

    Post # 5
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    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Gwendolyn88:   You may want to ask what that reason is.  If it is due to fire regulations, I doubt they will go over the limit.

    Post # 8
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d say don’t invite the kids – my family/friends never do. If they’re just going to be running around all over the place, why invite them instead of an adult, who would better appreciate the whole event?

    Post # 9
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We invited way over, but have a larger ballroom available to us if we need the space. I would reccommend not inviting over if you don’t have a back up plan. I have a back up plan and still get anxiety about it.  Plus it’s crazy expensive. 

    Post # 10
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would love to invite more then then the 200 person max of my venue, but i would NEVER want to have to call and tell someone that they are uninvited because there were to may yes RSVP’s. I would narrow doen teh Teir 1 to 80 and then senfd out more invites if you get a no.

    Post # 12
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

    I would not invite the kids. It’s an easy way to ensure you invite all of your adult guests. 

    There is usually a percentage of peoe who can’t come, but it’s not a guarantee. I had a friend who had every single invited guest attend, it happens. I would invite tier one and invite more people if you get a few nos. 

    I’m not sure why your venue is limiting your guest count, you should discuss that with the venue rather than decide to invite more on your own. Thats not a risk I would take, the last thing you want to do on your wedding day is explain all this if a rep from the venue shows up. 

    Ps is this a popular venue?  venders talk, they could find out from a caterer, florist, photographer…

     

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