(Closed) Guest list question HALP!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have read/heard that you should be prepared, both in terms of budget and space, for every guest to RSVP yes.  Of course that won’t happen, but I don’t think it’s safe to count on 25% declining.  You really never know.  If you were inviting 180 with space for only 175, that might be different – but 237 is WAY over capacity.

Personally, I would look at making cuts or changing the venue if possible.

Post # 4
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6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d definitely invite less.  I’d say that is way too risky as is, sorry 🙁

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Kittyfantastico: Could you do A and B list invites?

Send out your first set early and then as you get No’s back, send out the B list invites.

You are currently setting yourself up to scramble when your guest count comes back more than 175.

Did you make sure to include you and your Fiance in the final count as well?

Post # 6
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8274 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable inviting that many people.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am only inviting the number of people I can pay for and my venue can hold. I have heard of people doing a second wave of invites in a sense. They invite the first half about 8 weeks ahead of time, take the declined and reinvite the second wave based on the “no” replies.

I think you need to really think hard about what will happen if you end up having 190 say yes and want to come. How awkward would it be to disinvite them?

Post # 8
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592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Get a B list going, for sure.

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