(Closed) just did an initial guest list count and…..

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
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9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@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
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929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@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
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My guest list started very small and almost doubled πŸ™  It’s still growing even though I am trying to shrink it!

Post # 9
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5755 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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

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