Post # 1
For those who got married in the off season (Maybe Oct – April), did you find the 70% rule was true? You know, that typically 70% of who is invited RSVP yes? I’ve been counting on that rule but then I wondered.
Post # 3
We haven’t had our wedding yet, but based on our save-the-date responses, I am guessing that this rule will be accurate.
Post # 4
Mine is in October…….
206 invited (I forgot about 6 people so it upped the list over 200)
32 – not heard from – due date is 09.01
If I calculated the expected RSVPs that are still unheard from, 80% will be showing up.
Post # 5
There are sooooo many factors that go into this! I wish it were as simple as 70% always come 🙂
I know couples who have had 98% come, and I know couples who have had 40% come. It seems to depend a lot on 1. how selective you are with invites (especially ‘courtesy invites’), 2. how many Out of Town guests you have, 3. where your guests are financially and in life stages (especially Out of Town guests).
We went through our whole list and guessed for everyone – labeled them high, mid, low for likelihood. We’re assuming about 1/2 the mids will come, although we’re not sure which half, haha.
Post # 6
69.56%, to be exact 🙂 October wedding.
Post # 7
Based on our save-the-dates, we actually haven’t had anyone tell us they won’t be able to make it. We’re looking at a near 100% yes rate – thankfully our hall holds plenty.We’re looking at around 230 guests!
A big factor for me is that I’m the first to get married in 10 years – everyone’s itching to have fun at a wedding. It’ll be crazy!
Post # 8
We were about 75% for our June wedding. We had a lot of family from up north that couldn’t make the trip down though and a couple random couples from around the state that couldn’t come.
Post # 9
I’m also nervous because we already were selective in the invites and only invited people closer to us. Oh well. The space is big enough, I was just hoping for the budget that the 70% rule would apply.
Post # 10
We are having our reception in October and it looks like we will be over 90% for 275 guests. I am pretty surprised. Even Out of Town guests I didn’t think would be able to make it are coming. Should be fun!
Post # 11
We had a January wedding and hit right around 50% yes rate.
Post # 12
We invited 127 people, 90 (70.1%) RSVP’d yes. 81 actually showed up on the day.
Post # 13
70.6%! 286 invited, 202 attended. 🙂
Post # 14
Ours was about 45% for an August wedding. Most of our guests were from out of town.
Post # 15
For Sept wedding we invited 63 and58 are coming. So ~92%
Post # 16
I think a lot of it has to do with where the majority of your guest list lives. A large portion of our guest list was from the other side of the country. We had a higher decline rate because of our Out of Town guests.