(Closed) anyone have a % of what guests do not come?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve heard you can estimate about 15-20% will not come – but those numbers go up if you have a destination wedding, and/or if a large chunk of your guests live out of the country or more than a couple hours away. Good luck!!

Post # 5
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Personally I would not invite more than you are willing to accomedate. There are alot of posts on here about people over inviting (over occupency limit or budget) and freaking out about how to fix (really no nice way other than more money or change venue)

I am over inviting on how many I want to come, because we are doing all or nothing for extended family. I am 90% sure none of my moms and only 2 people from my dads are coming (OOT)But Future In-Laws family is huge and ALL will probably make it. I dont like alot of people like crowds, but its important to our families.

But if it comes down to it I will be able to enjoy, and have everyone with seats and food.

Post # 6
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree about not over inviting. Dear Fiance didn’t want to make a B list, but I finally talked him into it. I just don’t feel good about “assuming” anything.

We’ve compromised on a guest list larger than I want and I’m *hoping* 10-15% won’t make it…but I won’t count on that.

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It totally depends on your guests, how far they have to travel, if they are married with kids, if kids are invited too… lots of factors. We sent out the out of state invites first and then when some of them declined we sent invites out to the local guests and then the B-list guests. So not all my invites went out at the same time. I had 3 waves of invitations.

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