How many guests actually made it to your wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Sporty-Bee:  We invited around 200, and in the end about 160 guests showed.

Post # 4
Member
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We invited around 100 guests (105 actually).  86 replied yes and we had 82 actually attend the wedding and reception.

We had 2 no shows because of a family emergency.  Then, we had a few guests who RSVPd with a date but didn’t bring one and one guest who brought an extra person who was not invited.  It all pretty much evened out though.

 

Post # 5
Member
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sporty-Bee:  invited 220, 167 RSVP’d and showed up

 

Post # 6
Member
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Sporty-Bee:  This is my biggest concern. We’ve invited 98 people and our venue only holds 100…so I’m cutting it close. I’m hoping for like 80-85 people just give us some room to breathe.

Post # 7
Member
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve heard there is generally a 15-20% no rate, so I think you should be fine!

Post # 8
Member
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Sporty-Bee:  We invited around 84, 64 guests RSVPed yes and we had 62 guests show up at the wedding.  However, ours was a destination wedding, so I had a good idea who was attending for sure based on if they had made travel arrangements.

Post # 9
Member
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We invited close to 300 when you counted potential plus ones and kids, and I think about 225 showed.

Post # 10
Member
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We invited 215, had 210 confirm they were attending, 3 guests who weren’t invited also showed up for the reception(!!!), and 2 guests no-showed.  

 

Post # 11
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4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We invited around 120, and exactly 80 RSVPed yes. Then we had 11 no shows (though a couple let us know just before). My uncle brought his sister and her husband to take two cancelled seats, so we had 71 guests in all.

Post # 12
Member
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We invited about 170. 110 said yes, and about 80+ showed up. A lot of our guests were coming from out of state, so that definitely could have impacted things. Also, our wedding was during the lunar new year weekend during which a lot of people tend to avoid going anywhere.

Post # 13
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

We invited 150, and 120 made it to the wedding. Most of the people who didn’t come live far away and would’ve had to fly here, and then about 15 people were local but didn’t show up.

Post # 14
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think there was a difference of about 20 people from what we invited vs RSVPed yes.  Of all the people who RSVPed that they were coming, we only had one no-show, and it was my friend’s BF who is in the reserves, and ended up having a training thing that weekend.  If my friend had of let me know the week before (he knew by then) I could have adjusted my final numbers, but she just figured I had enough to worry about.

 

Post # 15
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@ykyegbride:  Oh my goodness!  I thought I was the only one that had that happen to.  My mom invited four (4!!!) people from her job and didn’t tell me.  Our caterer had to scramble to find them seats and luckily, we had enough to feed them thanks to two no shows.  Who were your three uninvited guests?

Post # 16
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@xoxovmarie:  How did she not tell you?! That would drive me nuts!!

We had one person decide to bring a date even though we hadn’t given them a +1, and they had only RSVP’d 1.  And then we had some acquaintenances decide that because we had mutual friends invited, they could just show up!? Super weird! I tried to be welcoming, but I think they could see the surprise in my face that they had shown up. 

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