Post # 1
I know I enjoyed seeing others so I wanted to share.
Headcount Budget: 150 ppl, hoped for less than 160
Venue Space: 200 (Would be tight though IMO)
Total invited: 187
Invites sent: 86
RSVP postcards actually sent back: 40 (Yep, less than 50%. A very few RSVP’d verbally and the others had to be chased)
Yes RSVP’s: 127
Yes response rate: 68%
We actually invited 4 more people verbally who are coming and my FI is posting an invite at work to invite his coworkers so I think we’ll end up at the 150 budgeted.
I’m really surprised about a few things. 1. That for a January wedding the ~70% rule still applied. 2. Of the 18 kids (10 and under) invited where the parents are still coming, only 6 of those kids are coming. The parents are leaving the rest at home. I figured they would bring them still and am pleased to find they are not.
Post # 3
Thanks for the post. We are budgeting for 150 and I’m trying to invite the majic number so that when it is all said and done we are as close to 150 as possible (venue minimum)
Post # 4
i’m always interested about ‘stats’!
for my “300”+ invited guests (i think i invited 340 people)
277 RSVPed Yes (Adults)
270 showed up (Adults, 7 no shows and no call/email)
13 RSVPed Yes (Kids)
11 Showed up (2 kids weren’t brought last minute)
Post # 5
I also enjoy seeing these. Thanks for sharing. We are inviting 155 but hoping for 110ish. About 75% of our guests are out of state though. Fingers crossed that our magiv number really works out
Post # 6
hehe, we’re doing the same thing. WE only wanted 100 ppl (invited 120) but increased that to 140 and hoping that only 120 come. Just sent the invites (yes I’m late!!!) and will keep the bees updated on the responses!
But, we’re hoping to fall within that magic number, too!!!!
Post # 7
Here is our breakdown:
129 invites sent out
180 accepted ~80% acceptance
- 29 Nos were OOS (13%)
- 12 not bringing plus 1’s (5%)
We were hoping to get 180 as our capacity was 200 (and would be soo tight). I was shocked we came in right on target.
OH and regarding RSVPs coming back…ugh. Well I ended up with a total of 39 RSVP cards outstanding which is about 30%. I even waited 3 days after the rsvp date as they continued to trickle in.