How many guests are you inviting/ ordering invites for?

posted 3 years ago in May 2014
Post # 3
Member
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Right now we have 164 guests on our list, and will be sending out 75 STDs and invites.  I have a spreadsheet split into four tabs:  Family, Friends, Coworkers, Family Friends, and have figured out exactly how many people and how many invites.

We have a few out of town guests, and some prospective guests are in ill health ( 🙁 ) so I’m guessing we’ll have no more than 130-140 RSVP yes.

Post # 5
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2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BreezyBride24:  Well, hey, good job!  Where did you get that deal?  Vistaprint?  That’s who I’m planning to use for our STDs, but I’m always looking for suggestions!

The great thing about the spreadsheet is that it includes our guests addresses, and phone numbers (if need be) and I can check off when we send them the STD and invite and also note when we receive their RSVP and document how many are attending, when the time comes.

Post # 7
Hostess
2575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have to laugh because I had to explain to my FI that if we invited 100 people, we wouldn’t be sending 100 invites… silly men! 😉

 

We are inviting between 100-125 people, with hopes that 100 RSVP (our venue can hold 125, but it would be more comfortable with 100, I think).  I think we will need to send out 60-70 STDs/invites, but I would have to sit down and count every to come up with an exact number.

Post # 8
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The spreadsheet is a good idea!  I’m definitely going to start working on that.  For some reason I also thought I needed to buy a ton of invites.  I may have figured that out when I actually purchased them, but I’m glad I read this ahead of time.

Post # 9
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2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsAmandaAnn:  Hehe.  Men.

We’re in the same situation; our venue can technically hold 160 with a dance floor down, but I think it will be a bit crowded.  Plus, if only 128 RSVP yes, then we can use round tables instead of banquet tables.  I would very much like those round tables, but I also really want to extend an invite to everyone on our list…

Post # 10
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8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BreezyBride24:  My #s are similar to yours.  I have around 120 people on the guest list.  I actually wrote them all down in my excel file and added up exactly how many I needed.  It was around 75.  I actually ordered 100 so I would have extra because I am being paranoid like that.  I think I would have been fine with about 85.  So I probably could have saved myself $20 or $30.  You always want some extras though.

I’m hoping for about 85 people at mine!

Post # 12
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8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BreezyBride24:  Thanks!  No, sending them out the week of July 15th probably.  Most of my family is about 3-5 hours away so I’m sure some won’t come.  His family is about 4-5 hours away but he doesn’t have a big family at all!  Most everyone else (friends) are about an hour away.  I think 80-85 would be a perfect number.

 

Post # 13
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1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I sent out 86 invitations, I ordered 100, I invited 125 people, but also sent invites to a bunch of family I know will not be able to make it but wanted an invitation none the less.

Post # 15
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917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We invited a total of 98, and I think we sent out 42 invitations. Luckily, a lot of people have been RSVPing without their kids, so our actual number attending will be a good bit lower.

Post # 16
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re sending out 50 invites to our ~70 person guestlist

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