(Closed) Guest List Woes

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also have heard that a certain percentage will not show up but I don’t like the idea of relying on that. I also have a large extended family but because they are close knit and live nearby I know that pretty much everyone will attend so the percentage rule wouldn’t not work in my case. If your families are likely to show up then I would make sure that I only invited 250. I don’t know if any of these work for you but you could try cutting:

– people on your lists who you are not very close to anymore

– only providing dates to people who live with a significant other or are engaged

– not inviting kids

I hope that helps. 

Post # 4
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah dont rely on the percentage list; 99 percent of my guests are showing up I have only 5 left to hear back from and it’s 2 months away!

I guess we are loved

Post # 5
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

While there is that average of 80% attendance…I wouldn’t count on it. In all honestly, it depends how close knit you are with your family and friends. They very well might come, especially if there’s not too much travelling involved!

You could try making cuts like Stormy said, by not allowing "and guests", not allowing children (cut-off is your decision; common cut-offs are 10, 12, 16, and 18), and cutting people you don’t really talk to anymore/just talk to at work. Unfortunately, any one of these will probably result in at least one or two hurt feelings.

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