Post # 1
Hello October 2012 Bees!!! <3 Hope everything is going well with you girls! I was wondering if anyone has managed to nail down a final count yet? I kind of feel like we have ours, but I’m still waiting for groomy to contact a few stragglers on his end (2 coworkers of his and 1 college friend). They could potentially add as many as 6 people to our guest count. Not a big deal or anything, I just need to know if they’re coming. Anyways…… we are closer to having a final count:
Right now it looks like we will have 85 people present (including ourselves).
We won’t be charged an alcohol fee for 13-16 (still trying to figure out ages on three people — need to call Groomy’s mom)
75 garden chairs will be needed for our outdoor ceremony
****Remember don’t include your bridesmaids and groomsmen in the final chair count ladies! They’ll be standing and you don’t want a bunch of empty chairs! Make sure you do have them for the father of the bride/flower girls though as they will be sitting after they’ve done their thing. =)
Once I figure out if any of those lingering 6 people are joining us I will submit our final count. I felt like I didn’t wanna post this in the RSVP thread because I’m closer to not having to deal with it now, LOL.
This also means I can start thinking more seriously on what favors we will be giving out. I need to hustle and start ordering things! Eeep!
Post # 3
We are at 90, and I am still waiting to hear about 2 people. Dear Fiance is supposed to find out from his mother if they are coming, but I may ask his sister to find out because I can probably find out faster from her.
I was shooting for 80 so we are over by 10 people. A lot of people that I thought would never come are coming, mostly my dad’s family. I am not upset though because my dad is excited. He doesn’t see his family very often.
Post # 4
We are at 60 people; we make 62. Everyone but one couple RSVPed.
Post # 5
@Rouquine: Wow, I am jealous of you. LOL We had a bunch of people not RSVP >.<; and it’s been a pain in the butt to get ahold of the stragglers. A battle with my dad because he was like ‘well we’ll just pay in case they come…’ and I was like I know you don’t wanna pay all this extra money. Pssh, and then he called his family.
@NCSUchick27: We’re a bit over where we thought we’d be also but it’s not a biggy and it’s our own fault. We ended up adding some more people to our guestlist right before invites went out. We were originally only inviting 90 something but the guest list shot up to 117. So because of that we opened ourselves up to having more people. But, it’s still going to be small which is what we want! =) We’re excited! Our weddings will basically be the same size! It’s cool that your dad (and you obviously) gets to see his family!
Post # 6
@SuperDuperBrit: Hahaha. It’s essentially all family for a backyard wedding. We do have people not coming, but they at least told us. =)
Post # 7
We initially had 180 people, including ourselves. I had 136 people say yes. We told the caterer 146 people just in case someone who said they were not attending decide to show up anyway.
Post # 8
They have until the end of the week to RSVP, but as of now we are at 42, 44 including us. We still have yet to hear back from 10 people, (really 20 if you count there plus ones)
No one really has RSVP’d to us, we only got ONE back in the mail. Everyone else has either sent us a text ): or said something to us when we saw them. I was so excited to start geting RSVP’s back, after all I worked my butt off making them!
We over invited just a tiny bit, but with that being said our guest list keep decreasing anyway. Example, my father and I had a falling out, now hes not coming, FI’s uncle is having major surgery and wont be able to walk again, so hes not coming. So in reality, our over inviting has now evened out. I’m expecting around 60.
Post # 9
Our deadline is next weekend but right now we are not even close to a final count 🙁
Yes (including us): 103
No Response: 67
Post # 10
We cut our the list of all the people we wanted to invite (about 190) because we didn’t have the money…. So we initially invited about 80 people. and then added on about 20 more invites as the no’s poured in. As of right now we have 54… still waiting on 4 people to respond. I’m a little disappointed.. but less people equals more money saved. AND it was out of state for most.
Edit: those numbers inclued me and Fiance and the bridal party. lol. definitely a small wedding.
Post # 11
@Woodstock: Nothing wrong with a small wedding! =) How big is your bridal party?
Groomy told me to put down his stragglers as not coming. So our final count looks like it will be 85 including us unless the couple we invited that was asking about their kids decides they can’t come because we said no kids =/. No final word from them yet but I’m pretty sure they’re coming! I hope so!
Post # 12
Right now we’re at 115 of the ideal 120 we wanted. I actually ended up inviting a few more people super last minute (HORRIBLE I KNOW! But I had no choice) and am waiting to hear back from them. Most likely they’re YES. With them we’ll be at 119, not couting ourselves since we’ll have 12 tables. I might just have to force my coworker to actually attend the reception as well. He wanted to just come and see the ceremony and then leave. But if I need one more body, I will be twisting his arm to sit and eat. Lol. Haven’t given the final counts yet to the venue since I need to hear from the two couples.
We’re so close, ladies!
Post # 13
Invited: 139 (including us 🙂
Yes: 119 (Rehearsal Dinner – 104)
No: 20 (RD – 35)
Yield: 85% (RD – 75%)
I’m including the yield because I scoured the boards looking for that percentage when we were trying to figure out how many people to invite to yield 120 guests. We were spot on!
Also, like @Karine86, we ended up sending out one last minute invitation with a later RSVP date. So technically we could get to 120, which is what our space can accommodate comfortably (and what we budgeted for).
Post # 14
@LittleRiver: That’s a ton of people for the rehearsal dinner! When you invited that last minute person, how did you change the RSVP date on your printed RSVP? Mine were all printed with August 25th as the reply by date and for two people I just let it go like that and apologized profusely for the horrible etiquette. One of them I didn’t even bother giving an RSVP card (didn’t want to look even worse in the eyes of the wife lol) and just gave them the invitation and told him to tell me their answer and meal choice.
Post # 15
We are at 50 (including me and FI). I wish we can stay at this number but we have about 5 people still waiting for rsvp.