(Closed) Did you regret not inviting certain people?

posted 6 years ago in Family
  • poll: Should we...
    invite the WHOLE family! : (5 votes)
    26 %
    keep the list small! : (14 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I didnt regret anything. Maybe its because we expected a certain number from the beginning?

    Just remember that who you invite can affect your relationship with people as well as your family’s relationship with people in the future… So work off that.

    Post # 4
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    we wound up with 255. that included our very large extended family, and my family’s best friends. i was SO SO SO worried about the budget. but i am so incredibly glad we had them there!!! It was more important for me to have my family there, and to have a big fun party with lots of music and dancing and food, than it was to have it in my perfect venue.  I went for my 2d choice venue and AM SO GLAD I DID!!!! I loved having our entire family there surrounding us with love

    Post # 5
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    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @treesplease: We invited 120 and about 70 responded on time that they would be there. Then we went to our B list of friends/acquaintances…and then we were ready to invite anyone off the street to join us because we had this gorgeous ballroom to fill and were afraid it would appear quite empty otherwise. We finally got up to 98, and even then we had a few last minute flakes. Looking back, I wish we hadn’t pressured ourselves and had a smaller wedding, inviting more reliable people that would show up. So, I advise you to take a good hard look at your list and ask yourself just to double-check, who will most likely be there and who may not. Then, have a back up go-to list and as you receive declines send an invite from the B list right away. Good luck! 

    Post # 6
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Cornflakegirl makes a really good point here. Most likely not everyone you invite will show up so you might want to invite the 211 and see who RSVPs. I wonder if anyone here could tell us on averge how many people who are invited to a wedding actually show up.

    Post # 7
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @USAandKSA:   I would give a caviat here. We had an “out of town” wedding and almost everyone showed up. You do have to be prepared if they all come.

    Post # 10
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @treesplease:  We invited 175 and 165 came. They all had to stay in a hotel with 2+ hour drive. Although only 10 had to fly

    Post # 11
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    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Im in the same dilema right now. My list is approx 70 and that includes adults and children. However, we are to have only 50 guests at our all inclusive venue or we will be charged $30 pp, which would make it $600 more to pay if all 70 showed. Ive been considering having children, no children, putting an age limit on the children. Ive also kind of tried to make it a little inconvient to some, having it on a Sun AND Out of Town.

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