Trimming the guest list – HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

annb9:  Honestly, I say invite the 164 guests, and hope for the best 🙁  I just do not see a fair way for you to do a, b, or c without causing an issue, or whatever, because it sounds like the guest list now are the utmost important people everyone wants to see there!

Best case scenario, and honestly a high liklihood is that you invite 164, and have an acceptance rate that will put you in the 120-140 category, as MOST weddings do not see 100% acceptance rate.  The ‘worst’ case scenario is that all 164 come, and as you said things are a bit more cramped.  However, since the hall holds 180 comfortably, not OVERLY cramped by any means!!  

People – at your lowest or highest number – will still be comfortable, is my point. Sure, it may not meet your exact vision, but when that time comes, I do not think you will even notice one way or the other.

FWIW, I invited 298 people, about 70 more than I was comfortable with, and that was because we included everyone we wanted – on all sides, and then gave them all a +1 where applicable.  I was hoping for 220, though.  214 people will be attendance on our day, which worked out perfectly!!

Good luck!

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