(Closed) Do you think this will work?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We invited 106 people and 87 came.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We invited about 100 people and only 70 people came. Our caterer normally only adjusts 10% down but as a favor, they went down 20% for us so we were still stuck paying for 80. We were able to use those extra meals for vendors so it wasn’t a total wash.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

168 invited, so far 80.  Still another week to go.  I’m thinking 90 max.  My 90 year old great aunt can’t make it, but my mother wanted to invite her.  Same with lots of the cousins (not old just expected they may not make it).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We thought we were definitely going to have about 85-90 ( we invited 96), and we are ending up with about 76, mostly due to people not bringing dates when they were given a +1, and out of towners not able to make it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We invited 118 including a lot of out of towners and had 114!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We invited 117 and 82 came.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

we’re sending out of town invites first. and judging by the response there we will decide how many close by people can come. Happy to gamble on these as they are mostly work colleagues etc who dont expect to be there as a right. So a 2 stage invite  thingy means no rsvp date. we’re using http://www.e-rsvp.co.uk and any indication of a no will immediately be deleted. maybes will be followed up twice max then deleted. We’re paying for the venue in full but meals at nearly £80 a head so we have to be ‘strict’

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I invited around 180…a little over 140 will be attending.  I didn’t believe that the whole 20% decline rate would apply to me, but that’s where we are – 20% of our guests declined. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

We invited 111, and we’re having 85. 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

web invited 270 and had 138.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We invited 106 and 106 came. And we had requests for +1’s. We were a little shocked by the return rate!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’d send out more, there will be people who can’t make it due to other commitments despite that they live close by.  I’d hate to pay for 20 people that aren’t there just to meet the minimum.  I personally would rather pay for 110 actual guests than pay for 100 with only 80 actual guests. 

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