Anyone else have really high wedding attendance rate?

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We only had three no’s.

But then, we only invited about 80 people.

Post # 17
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Honey bee

My daughter had a 90% aceptance rate. They requested online responses, through their wedding website, and heard from 248 of 250 guests 10 days before the due date. The wedding was also age 21 and up (which is standard around here) and on the Sunday night of a 3-day summer, holiday weekend.

A couple dozen guests went to the shore (2 hours away) for 2 days, and came back home Sunday night, for the wedding. One couple claimed they couldn’t find a babysitter, given 10 months notice with the StD; another couple boycotted and didn’t have the courtesy to RSVP, because their kids weren’t invited. (There’s one in every crowd).

Most guest were local – less than 10% had to either fly to attend or drive most of/or a full day. I conjectured that since the venue was on the StD, guests looked it up online and saw what a fabulous reputation it had for food and service, so put out the extra effort to attend.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We had over 97% for day guests, 2 overseas couldn’t make it and 1 person had to stay with the family farm while everyone else came. It was a nice surprise 🙂

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

If you read somehwere that there is 20-35% decline rate. It’s a LIE. (I’ve seen numbers in that range a few places). My best friend got married at the begining of April and invited 150 ish people. Only one of them RSVP’d No. Pretty much the same thing happened to my cousin and two of my coworkers. I think between all of the weddings I’ve been to in the past 6 months, only about 12-14 people have said no, according to the brides. 

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

NoItsBecky :  For our actual wedding (small DW) we had no declines, though two couples opted not to bring their children. But, like I said, we had a very small wedding with really only VIPs invited. 

For our at-home reception we invited a much larger crowd. At first all I got was “yes” responses. The “nos” came much closer to the RSVP deadline. I did notice that a few guests who had RSVPed “yes” basically right after the invites were sent out changed their responses to “nos” right before the deadline. Also, several of the people that couldn’t make it never RSVPed at all. I guess they figured their lack of response told us all we needed to know! 

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