Spinoff – How Many Guests Invited vs. How Many Actually Came

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CarterLove:  we had a guestlist of 220 and we ended up with 167! (thank God bc we didn’t realize how many people we over invited!!!)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a 24% decline rate, which we were very happy about! We invited 260 and 198 showed 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We invited 300 people and had 200 come. Obviously we were sad that some people couldn’t make it but we were able to upgrade quite a few things at our venue for the ones who did make it.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CarterLove:  trust me, i know the feeling!!! lol

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We invited 140 and had 20 declines, but most of those were people’s +1s.  Of the actual guests we would have invited if they weren’t someone’s SO or date, we only had 3 declines (DHs cousin who we never see, my step-grandparents who declined due to health issues, and my 90 year old extended family member).  

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I can’t confirm for another 3 weeks, but I know our RSVP response rate. We invited 188 and 155 are attending. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We have our final counts at 94 invited and 65 attending. So a 31% decline. But that’s not for absolute sure since there’s still 3 weeks til my wedding (AH!)

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

we have invited 118 inlcuding +1s and children.  We’re expecting about 75.  So far I’ve had 4 adults and 2 children tell me they can’t make it (and invites aren’t even out yet).  There are 2 other adults that are highly unlikely and another 2 that sent me a Christmas card that implies they won’t be coming.

So far, I’m not feeling great about our numbers – might have to make a B list!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We invited 170 and got 120 – a bit fewer than we expected, but also a bit cheaper than we expected 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We invited around 160 and got about 116 – we were hoping for no more than 125, so it worked out well.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Daizy914:  oh my gosh, that’s about how many we invited- I’d love to get no more than 167!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We have 340 on the guest list.  Invites won’t go out until April, with a May 7th RSVP date.  However, 217 of 340 live 250 miles away or further.  By further, I mean half the country away.  We are planning on somewhere between 150-200 actually showing up.  I guess time will tell!

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