Post # 1
I have been thinking about this lately and been stressing. I’ve read a lot of blogs on here about this topic but wanted to get more insight. My wedding venue holds max 300 guests. My FI and I have a guest list (with STD already sent out) at 320. Should I be stressing about everyone saying “yes” once invites go out? Or send out 300 worth of invites and send the other 20 at a later date? Will 20-30 say “no”? And if not how do you tell someone who received a STD that things changed and we had to cut the list? Need Help with this to ease my mind.
Post # 2
I don’t know but I would have thought with such a large guest list you’ll definitely have some nos and should be ok
Post # 3
Our venue had a max of 300 as well. We sent out 317 invites (including us) and 282 people came. It worked out perfectly. I wouldn’t worry too much, it’s likely out of 320, some won’t make it, some will come after dinner etc. If you sent them a STD you must send them an invite.
Post # 4
A lot of people may find that impolite, but really, you will almost never get all of your guests to say yes. I think it’s more important to be spot on your numbers when you have a smaller list where it’s more likely most people will come. By percentage of your list, only 6.25% would “need to” say no, and most likely, you are going to be more in the 20-30% range.
Post # 5
Thank you, all comments so far are making it more reasonable knowing I shouldn’t stress out over 20people. Most of the guest are in the General area and not OOT and that’s why I got A little on edge about it. Maybe I’ll just send those other 20 as people behing to say no.