(Closed) Anyone’s wedding ever been ruined by going over capacity?

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
Post # 18
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Usually, the standard is a 20% “no” response rate…If you’re really worried, plan for 10% and go from there…I was worried too, not bc we had a limit at our venue but for cost! We invited 235 and ended up with 180 attending, which is actually slightly higher than the 20%…You’ll be fine, try not to stress about it!

Post # 19
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I created a B list but I am not sending out invitations until someone from the A list RSVPs NO. we are at 150 and I really really hope it stays that way. Our families to invite people and those people dont think its rude coming without a proper invite!

Post # 20
2889 posts
Sugar bee

We have a strict fire code limit of 100 guests (technically it is 110 but catering staff, DJ, photog, etc. all need to be accounted for). At first our plan was to each invite 50 guests and only invite more when we have some strong nos. We did a lot of this through informal communications early on since at least 50 of those guests would need to fly to the wedding. Then the plan was just to invite people and hope it works out. I think we sent out about 70 invites (we still sent them knowing people would not come). One week in I have 22 yeses and 0 nos and the bridal party has not RSVPed at all. So, I am back to worrying about guest count. I have no idea what we will do if we hit fire code. The venue only has 110 chairs!

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