(Closed) Anyone worried about having TOO many people RSVP "no"?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I worry about this a lot, but I think it’s because I just went to FBIL’s wedding where they only had 15 guests show up for the ceremony. I don’t think that is going to happen to us, but now I have this nagging in the back of my brain that won’t go away!

Post # 3
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2682 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Moorea12:  I think that’s a fear at any social event you throw, it really brings me back to that high school insecurity a little bit but it’s totally normal I think.  Who hasn’t thrown a party and though “what if nobody comes?”  The good thing is that unlike a house party, a wedding is still going to be special and totally awesome regardless of how many guests you have 🙂

Post # 4
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yeah. I’m finishing grad school and a lot of people are getting married the same day as me. (Right after graduation) i already have a lot of friends saying that everyone picked the same day And they’ll have to choose between friends

Post # 5
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Yeah, I’m worried! We’re having a semi-destination wedding and some of the guests are people we haven’t seen in a while. The venue is small and we can’t risk inviting more people than there is room for. I don’t mind if it turns into a very intimate event, though. I’ll help my closest friends if they can’t afford it and for the other people we’ll just have to wait and see.

And I agree with jennamarie that it will be special whatever the guest count is! 

Post # 6
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1225 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Fewer people=less money. People want to invite everyone, but getting some declines lowers the cost so it makes sense why some people hope that not everyone can make it.

I hope everyone can make it, but we’re getting married across the country from my hometown so realistically not everyone will be able to make the journey. I won’t be worried about too many declines unless like a fourth of the guests rsvp no.

Post # 7
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ll be a little upset if a significant number of people rsvp no, but it doesn’t come from a “I’m sad that no one’s coming to my wedding. I originally wanted a smallish wedding, so the intimacy would be great. However, I had to pick my venue based on a guestlist of 180. It was way more expensive than my favourites that had a maximum occupancy of 110. So if it turns out that only 100 people come, and I could have had one of those venues (and saved money), I will be upset. I know that it seems unlikely that 80 people would rsvp no, but my sister invited 173 and 90 showed up, so it’s possible.

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