Post # 1
I think it was around here that I heard a set of general statistics for a wedding, and I’m wondering if anyone can link me to it again? I can’t seem to find it.
It was something like of the 100 people you invite to the wedding, 70 will RSVP yes, and 30 will RSVP no. Of the 70 that RSVP yes, 60 will come. Of the 30 that RSVP no, 5 will come. I’m simplifying, but it was something like that.
We’re having the lake vs. Montana wedding debate again. Man, I hope we can put this to bed soon!
Post # 3
The ‘rule’ I had read was to expect 20% declines.
We invited 103 people to our wedding in Colorado; none of those were ‘courtesy’ invites, they were all people who had a possibility of attending. I would say that 70% of those were out of town, making it a ‘destination’ wedding for most people.
We had 70 people attend, so saw our declines being a bit higher than expected, given the current economy.
Post # 4
I’ve also heard people say to anticipate that 15-20% of your invitees will not attend. We invited 117 and had 86 attend.