Post # 1
I am a 11/22/14 bride and am wondering if anyone has any advice on the attrition rate the weekend prior to Thanksgiving? Should I stick to the 20%? We are currently at 165 on the A list and would like to shoot for around 130ish attendees.. any advice would be great!!
Post # 3
I have no idea about Thanksgiving, as I’m Canadian, but our wedding was on the August long weekend and we had about 35% decline, and then another 8% not show up the day of. However, everyone had a long drive to get to out venue, and a lot of people probably declined because of that.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
@kowen328: Hi date twin!! I think the attrition rate will probably be the same since it’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving and not the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That said, I think it’s kind of difficult to predict exactly how many guests will RSVP “No” because you need to factor in if they’re out of town guests and where the wedding is (close to home, destination, etc.)
Does your venue accomadate the 165 that are currently on your list?
Post # 4
Hi! I totally forgot I posted this! Sorry!! Yes we cam more than accomodate the count, infact we are now up to 178, ha! Thanks to you both!