(Closed) Guest list fear

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It really depends on the venue. Is 150 the max capacity? SOme venues tend to over exagerate how many people they can fit.

I know my venue allows more people but the price goes up if it’s over 100 or 150.


Are you and your Fiance paying for the wedding? If you are I think you should talk to his mother and say how your venue only allows for this many people, you can only afford this many people, and if it’s people he barely knows, you see no point in inviting them. You could say that if some people RSVP no, then you will send out invites to those people.


From what people have told me about 75-80% of the guest list end up attending, but you can never count on that.

If you really want only 150 but invite 175, watch that all 175 RSVP. It’s murphys law.

Post # 4
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@NJbeachbride:  So this is kind of tacky, but you can do it discretely. Send out the invitations to the top 150 people at 10 weeks out, and then send out the other 25 at eight weeks out if you’re getting a good percentage of declines.  With an RSVP date 3-4 weeks before the wedding, no one will know you’ve B-listed as long as you keep people from the same social groups in the same batch of invitations. 

It might work really well too to put the international ones in the second group because you can always expect those to take longer anyway, so if their friends in America post on your fb wall how excited they were to get your invite or something, the international guests won’t think anything’s up… yet.

I invited 113 (13 over max capacity) and we’re going to have 81-83 there.

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