Post # 1
Do you guys have an idea how many guests (percentage-wise) show up for ceremony?
We’re inviting 300 guests for the wedding, but are unsure how many “seats” we need to lay ot for the ceremony portion…
Only preparing 200 seats sounds too little (assuming 200 out of 300 shows up), but 100 people not showing up for ceremony sounds like a lot too!
What is your thought/experience with the ceremony participation? Thank you!
Post # 3
WE did everything we possibly could to make it unavoidable to actually attend our ceremony, but I suspect a few people who still didnt’ make it. We actually started on time and it was really quick, so I think this particular group of people just wanted to be fashionably late and actually ended up missing it.
But depending on the time of your ceremony and the time of your reception, you might get a lot of skippers..
Post # 4
thanks! our ceremony and dinner are at the same venue (different rooms) so it should be quite convenient for folks. there is no lag time in betwee either to make things efficient!
Post # 5
Depends. Are we talking about people that have RSVP’d yes %’s or %’s of people invited prior to any RSVP’ing?
We invited 46 people to our wedding ceremony, 37 said yes on the RSVP’s, and out of those 37 only 2 didn’t show up. Yours of course is much bigger so you MIGHT have more no-shows then we did…
Our reception was also the next day, so anyone who was RSVP’ing yes, knew that the only event they were RSVP’ing for on that day was the ceremony. That might be why we had such high attendance?
Post # 6
Everyone who came to our wedding went to both the ceremony and reception. I never realized that some people skip out on wedding ceremonies until I started reading WB! I would think that if your ceremony and reception were at the same place and held back-to-back that nearly everyone would attend both. The only situation where I could imagine someone skipping the ceremony would be if there were hours between the two and they were in different locations.