Post # 1
We are inviting way more people then expected. Mainly his side. At weddings, do most people who get invited show up. Or is there an average percent or something that usually wont show. We are having 240 but Im hoping 200 or less will show. I don’t know half the people, they are mostly just special to Fiance parents and not us some but not many. But I want them to be happy too. So how many guest showed up out of what you invited?
Post # 3
I think the general rule of thumb is that about 30% will decline, but of course that will vary from wedding to wedding.
Post # 4
I think the family that you know hang out with and love you will show up. we are inviting 150 and it is mostly family. we have already (without sending out std or invitations) got a good number and rsvps lol. ours is on a friday and it isnt until next year but we are spreading the word now. I think we are expecting about 130 to 140 to show up. which isnt that bad.
and why do the parents think they can invite anyone they want? i am just speaking on my behalf. my parents have their own guest list and we are paying for the wedding. I had to be strict with her and be like only 3 couples and thats it. the only reason she is doing it is because Fiance has 10 more family members to invite than me. he has 60 and i have 50 family members. so she wanted to even things out but it wont allow us to invite friends and such.
Anywho GOod LUCK!
Post # 5
yeah i think they say about 20-30% decline. however, i wouldn’t count on it because we were expecting that as well and hardly anyone has declined at all!
Post # 6
@melinda111 – My parents are paying for the wedding. I had given my parents an estimate on how many people I thought his side would invite. They don’t have too much family and there are a few friends of theirs that we know and love very much and I just thought that there would only be a few more guest that they would need to invite, like co workers and stuff. Boy was I wrong! Since they come from a small town and know everyone and are very well liked, it ended up being a lot more. His mom says that they are all important and she tried to cut down. She would cut down more if we really asked but its part their day too. My mom said that we should have just set a certain amount that they could invite and that we could invite and thats it but now its too late. We are just cutting in other areas I guess. But I still hope that some dont show. My side is like 110 theirs is 120 or something so there isn’t that much difference. Mine is just mostly family, theirs is mostly friends.
@bloodgo1 – For my brothers wedding they invited around 400 PEOPLE!!!! That is just crazy to me considering my brothers side was only 120 of those guest. And guess what….every single person showed up pretty much! I think a lot will show for ours just because I know my family will all come, and we are having our wedding where he is from which is where are their friends are from so yeah they will probably all show.