how many people did you invtie? how many people came?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

If you send invitations, expect all of them. Too many brides here have made the mistake of going, “I invited 100, but going by the 25% rule, we’ll only get 75 people!” …then they find out they will have 95 guests and they’re freaking out because they didn’t budget for it.

That said, we invited 80 people. On the day of the wedding, 62 or 63 had RSVPed “Yes.” The day of, 8 canceled because of illness, so we had 55 guests out of the original 80 invited.

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We invited 110, 70 came. But our wedding was out of state for 80% of the people we invited. We expected a low turn out.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

There are a lot of factors to consider.

We invited 300 and had 200 come. This was due to a lot of out of town guests and some courtesy invites.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We have had an 82% acceptance on RSVPs! Hopefully that remains accurate on the day of. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it’s best to assume that if you invite someone, you’re assuming they will attend. In reality, that won’t happen, of course, but trying to read the tea leaves and guess who’ll come and who won’t… well, you never know.  Better to wait for some “nos” than assume they will happen.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Ours is semi-destination (1.5 or 3.5 hour drive for guests). We’re going with the 20% rule. I already know that most of my co-workers are attending, without their husbands, some are courtesy invites, etc. Good luck ladies! 

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