Post # 1
its way smaller than what i thought it would be!!!! i’m kinda sorta happy bout it cuz smaller number means more intimate and less mouths to feed…..lmao!! (yea i said it!) no but seriously, i was a lil taken aback when FH could only think of 15 ppl for his side…i mean, he does have a smaller family size than mines but really? only 15? i told him i’ma have to talk to his mama to get a more accurate number…haha! anyways…so this is just an initial rough draft….i’m sure he and i will make new friends along the way in the next 2 yrs and i still gotta talk to his mama so the list may grow….but just wanted to express my findings with the hive 🙂 i originally thought our list would be around 100-150 to invite….but its more around 87 right now….which means more than likely only around 75 will come, right??
this kinda sheds some new light on the overall image i see in my head… interesting….lol
any other of you gals have guest lists stories???
Post # 3
Mine is only the story of the ever-expanding guest list!
I wish I had your list-shrinking magic! I would LOVE a more intimate atmosphere, but both our families are pretty big.
Post # 4
Our guest list creation was relatively painless too. We planned for us and our parents to each make our “dream” list, and chop from there.
At the end of the day, we looked at the list and were like… totally manageable, let’s go. DONE.
Post # 5
@MamaHusky3: Mine is just around the same as yours. I’m assuming a guest count of around 75-85. It will definitely keep us on budget (sorta)! My FI has a decent sized family but they are not close at all, so his side will be 5. Mine, on the other hand, will be around 30! I feel bad it’s so skewed but what can you do!?
Post # 6
@MamaHusky3:Same here!!! I think that i didn’t realise when we discussed things in broad terms how many of us were counting mutual friends as “mine”, rather than “ours”…so we made a him list, a me list, and an us list, and our individual ones didn’t actually include that many people (besides family of course). We’re really pushing it at the moment and have gotten to 117. But, i’m Canadian and my fiance is Aussie, and we’re getting married in Oz – so i think that i’ve been way overly generous with how many people will make the trip, and i imagine we’ll end up with around 80. Its actually a really good feeling!
Post # 7
Just be careful. Guest lists have a way of creeping up real fast! You forget people, make new friends, parents insist on certain people. And before you know it, you’re inviting an additional 20 people!
Post # 8
My guest list started very small and almost doubled 🙁 It’s still growing even though I am trying to shrink it!
Post # 9
The good thing about your guest list is that it’s rare that all those invited will actually be coming, so even tho some may seem to be growing out of control, the acceptance rate will vary. We had about an 85% rate, but many have had 50%.
Post # 10
@ScarletBegonia: yea, i would say about 1/3 of ‘my’ side are all out of town too so not even sure if they’ll make the trip, but we shall see 🙂
Post # 11
@phxgal10: oh def keeping that in mind 🙂 i’m pretty sure it will expand regardless becuz FH was just drawing a blank last night…lol i’ve been thinking and budgeting for 100-150 so if it gets bigger thats fine but if it stays smaller thats even better 🙂 that number is actually the invite number so i’m assuming 75% will actually come anyways 🙂 and i’d say 1/3 of my side are out of town so who knows if they’ll actually make the trip… but its 2 yrs out so it’ll be interesting to see if our guest list shrinks, expands, or stays the same 🙂
Post # 12
we’ll only have 30-40 and thats mainly family with just a couple of friends. That also includes +1s that we dont know. guess it will keep costs down,lol