(Closed) Guest list break down?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

His family: 40

My family & family friends: 16

Friends: 55

Fiance has a large family and it’s been a bit of an issue. Originally his parents handed us a list of 75 people we *had* to invite. Our chosen venue only holds 100.

My whole family was 6 people. My parents also had a couple of close friends they wanted to invite, but my side is still less than half of FI’s family.

We only had space left for 55 friends – we probably could have invited more but whatever. Our total now is 111 and hopefully we’ll have 11 people who can’t make it! Because there is a crazy surcharge for extra people!

Post # 5
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are 160 invited 118 close family, 42 close friends. 76 on his side, 84 on my side.

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I originally only wanted only 40 but now we’re @ our max of 50.  Basically 25 each.  The majority on my side is family because I come from 7.  On his side, its half family and half friends. 

Because I have a larger set of friends, I am planning to have a BBQ/party to celebrate our marriage @ the end of summer.  I wish I could’ve invited more ppl but I was determined to stay w/in budget.

Hope this helps.

Post # 7
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

30 my family, 30 his family, 10 my parents friends, 10 IL’s friends, 20 my friends (10 + dates), 20 his friends (10 + dates).

It really adds up quickly, especially if you invite your friends with dates! 

Post # 8
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our list is at 165 and we wanted under 150.

10 – Wedding Party & Us

85 – my family

55- his family

15 – our friends

It sucks having a huge family sometimes. We are hoping about 20 – 30 people can come just to keep costs down. But then again I don’t know who I’d hope says no.

Because we ware paying our parents didn’t get to invite anyone and they understand this as our lists are huge already.

Post # 9
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We split the list fifty fifty between the two of us: he got 100 and I got 100. It was then up to us individually to deal with our parents on their lists. His parent’s ended up inviting a lot of their friends so that limited how many friends he could invite. But I have a bigger family so I think we ended up with about the same number of friends (probably about 120 friends).

Post # 10
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

His family: 28

My family: 18

Friends: 28

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