(Closed) Does anyone know how to guess how many people will come???

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I, too, am a destination bride (March).  I’ve never heard a rule about destination wedding responses.  I will be watching your post thread!!  We’re inviting around 120 but I’m expecting 60ish.  Invites are just about to go out and I’m soooo anxious to start receiving RSVP cards!  We already know one way or the other for some people but I’m betting there will be some surprises.  The opportunity to travel can really turn off some people but at the same time, I think it will convince others that we currently aren’t expecting as it’s an excuse for a vacation!   

Post # 4
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4485 posts
Honey bee

No. Despite what many people claim, there is no way to predict or even guess, nor is there any magic percentage. People will surprise you and attend even if you don’t think they will. Those who want to be there will find a way, no matter what. If you only have room and money for a certain number, then only invite that number. Be prepared for 98-100% attendance because it does happen more often than you think.

Post # 5
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We estimated that most of our guests would come (80%) because it’s at the end of January, so it’s not peak travel season, it’s in Texas, so the weather *shouldn’t* be an issue and a lot of our guests don’t have too far to travel. We invited 280 and we have 215 RSVP’d. 

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