how many people did you invite vs how many showed up?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We invited 160  and had 125 guests. We had a US destination wedding (some guests had to fly across the country, take a 2 hour bus and an hour ferry).

For destination weddings, I think it really depends in part on your guests’ resources and whether they have young kids. One friend invited 160 to her wedding in the US (albeit on an island) and only had 80 people attend. A Lot of her friends couldn’t afford it. Another friend invited 100 and had 80 people travel to Italy for it. His friends had discretionary income and no kids to worry about. So it really varies.

Post # 4
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Teatime:  Yes. We sent out STDs about 9 months prior to the wedding. We also sent the invitations super early, since ferry reservations and hotels book up so early. 

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