(Closed) Final Count?

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are at 60 people; we make 62. Everyone but one couple RSVPed. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
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121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our deadline is next weekend but right now we are not even close to a final count 🙁

Invited: 214

Yes (including us): 103

No: 44

No Response: 67

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 12
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680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
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1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Beautiful wedding!

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