Post # 1
Our church can only take 70 people, they claim it can take 80 people; by clearly they are referring to stick people and not actually people. So, here is our mini dilemma, we untimely want 70 ppl there, but we have a guest list of a few more, say about 6 people. So, my question is, how many of your guest on average showed up or RSVP’ed a Yes.
I realise a lot of variables play a roll- here are the one’s I need to consider.
1) Our wedding is on a Friday afternoon, so people will need to take half a day off.
2) All the people we are inviting are very close to us, no extended family or such
3) Most of our guests are close (not may are long distance- and those who are almost all have already indicated that they will be there).
4) We do not have plus one’s unless your married, engaged or dating
So, what do you think, is it okay to invite 76?
Post # 3
Shameless bump,,,in need of some help!!
Post # 4
We invited 140,had 120 come. The other wedding on a Friday had 100 invited,85 came.
I don’t think 6 over is anything to worry about, as emergencies or other things can and do come up. I think you’re fine!
Post # 5
Great, I hope so! 🙂 thank you for your reply, sometimes I feel like my posts must be the most boring posts in the world if I get 0 replies 🙂
Post # 6
@WillowH: Awwww I thought it was an interesting question 🙂
Post # 7
We invited 145 and 95 came. It was a sunday wedding so a lot of OOT guests couldn’t make it. I feel like it’s safe to say that 6 people won’t be able to make it, especially if it’s Friday afternoon.
Post # 8
I think the less people that you invite actually makes it more likely that a greater percentage (or all!) will come.
For example, if you are inviting 300 people, I would think that is pretty much impossible that everyone would come.
But if you are inviting under 100? Then it seems possible that every single person could make it, since you are most likely quite close to all of them (unlike in my case random friends-of-parents, etc…)
But even if 76 people came… they probably told you 80 for like fire code or something, and I assume that it’s the church that is the tight space, not the reception? Even if a few people had to stand in the back, I wouldn’t think that a huge deal for a short ceremony. Plus, some people might skip the ceremony (especially if it’s in a church) and just come to the “party” unfortunately…
Post # 9
I would go ahead and invite the 6 extra people.