(Closed) Anyone getting way more "yes" RSVPs than they thought?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My invites go out in June, but I am hoping we get some delcines, some of them are courtesy invites that I do not expect will come, but if they do I’m at max capacity.

 

Post # 4
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514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@hartmamp:  I’m having a Destination Wedding and I invited a lot of my mom’s side who I never thought would come, because of expenses and so far i’ve gotten yes’s from 9 people I didn’t really count on! Most of the other people I knew whether they would come or not from the beginning, since its far, it’s mostly going to be very close friends and family. I guess I should just feel thankful that so many people care!

Post # 5
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Wannabee

@hartmamp:  Don’t worry. I’ve worked wedding numbers for years and you can still count on the fact that 20% of your yes rsvps still will not be able to come.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@hartmamp:  Hi date twin!! (so close!!) so far I haven’t gotten ANY no’s!! WTF?! I expected at least 15, and frankly I kind of need at least 5-8 to say no, but I haven’t received their rsvps back. I think the “no’s” will come closer to the due date. 

Whats your deadline? Mine is may 20. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

@Rrabbetsgirl:  My same reply as to other concerned bride. Don’t worry. I have worked wedding numbers for years and 20% of your yes RSVPs will still not be aBLE TO ATTEND.  Banquet halls don’t want you to know that because they charge you per plate guaranteed.

 

 

Post # 8
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366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@heartsandyou:  I will be PISSED if people rsvp yes and then dont show, we have pt pay for them regardless. We dont have anyone that would do that to my knowledge, but our “courtesy invites” are really elderly relatives who cannot travel or relatives that are I another country, those ones I do not expect to be there but they are family so they get the invite regardless.

Post # 9
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7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We were shocked at the people that said yes. A lot of the people my Mother-In-Law invited actually RSVP’d yes, so it did shock us a bit.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

Yes! I thought we would have half the amount that we have RSVP’d! We are getting married 6 hours away from where everyone is from. We sent out 90 invites, expecting 50-60 RSVPS, and so far we have 85… and we haven’t heard back from everyone.

Post # 12
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

yeah, I kept hearing how you get lots of ‘no’ RSVPs, then a lot of the ‘yes’ people end up not coming…. totally not the case for us! I think we invited 80, got 73 ‘yes’s and had 71 people there… a friend of mine was sick and my uncle was stuck in a cyclone.

i think all those estimates of 20% no-shows must be for much bigger weddings.

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