Post # 1
We are having a big wedding (our banquet hall is asking for 300 people minimum) which I’m not worried about because the Fiances sisters wedding had 650 people…
The question is, I cann’t figure out how many people I need to invite??? do I assume everyone will be a +1? we are hoping to have somewhere between 400-350 people and definitely do not want to go below the minimum since we are paying for 300 regardless…
I’m thinking if I send out 250 invites, I’ll be ok – is this too much? if everyone of the 250 brings a person with them that puts me at 500…
Post # 3
Could you afford it if all of them show up? If you can, then invite them! If not, then pick a number of guests that you can afford, and then go through the list and try to guess who will be coming. That’s what I did, and from the rsvp’s, I think I just about hit the nail on the head, give or take a few.
Post # 4
Good question… if 500 showed up I would probably be in trouble money wise.. hmmm
The fiances brother got married this year in June – they invited 377 people and 280 showed up so I’m thinking we can invite 500 people (250 invitations give or take) and 400ish will show?
Wedding planning is so difficult. 🙁
Post # 5
Is this an Indian/African/Mexican wedding?
The reason why I ask is because those cultural weddings tend to have “wedding crashers” so you automatically should assume that it’ll be double your invitations.
Also, the more people you invite, the higher your RSVP decline rate will be. For example, if you invite 600 people, your RSVP decline rate is likely to be around 40% versus someone who invited 200 people and their RSVP decline rate might be 15 – 20%.
If you’re not addressing invitations to specific people and just giving out the invites, I would assume that 75% of the people invited will show.
Post # 6
No it’s not – not Indian, not African and not Mexican.