(Closed) How many you invited vs. How many you want to show up

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What should I do
    140... Go with the maximum, there will always be people who can't make it. : (8 votes)
    50 %
    120... Go with what you want, just to be safe. : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other (please comment) : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Having an A list and a B list is a GOOD idea : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Having an A list and a B list is a BAD idea : (3 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Write down a list of who you actually want to be at your wedding. Then write down a list of people that you have to invite or risk fallout that you’re not willing to deal with. 

    Invite those people and no more. 

    Seriously– don’t worry about the number so much as long as you won’t go over. I advocate having the smallest wedding that you can while still having everyone you love there. We only had 75 and it was amazing because we could actually talk to and hang out with everyone! We got to eat our dinner and enjoy our own wedding without worrying about running around and talking to people we don’t even like. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve heard that a good rule of thumb is 75% of your invited guests will come.  If you invite 140 that leaves you with 105 people that actually show up. 

    I haven’t sent out invites yet, so I don’t know for sure if that’s a good rule of thumb.  I hope it helped anyways!  🙂

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