Post # 1
I am in the process of booking our wedding venue. My concern is that it can only really fit about 160 for the evening party but my fiancé and I feel there are about 185 we really should invite. We have our heart set on this venue. I know it’s impossible to say but realistically what proportion of those invited to the evening do come? Just from anyone’s experience….
Thanks in advance
Post # 2
Just to add we’re looking at April 2016 so a fair bit of notice
Post # 3
I wouldn’t risk it. You never really know until the RSVP’s are all said and done with. Either limit guest list (which is extreamly hard) or, pick a larger venue. It’s not worth the worry.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I have a similar problem but my list is 109 and my venue can seat 100 so it’s not that bad. I’m still debating if I invite everyone and hope 9 don’t show up… or just hold off on sending a few of the invites until I get a no rsvp back.
I’d look at the list and prioritize people into an A B & C list. Remove the C list people. Invite 160 A list people. If you get a few no’s back… send B list invites. Send the first set of invites out earlier than ‘normal’ so you have extra time. You really only have 25 people to eliminate so it’s not that bad. Just make sure you’re adding yourself, your bridal party, parents etc into your counts. And consider making sure there’s room for vendors to eat!