(Closed) Guests?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How Big/Small is your wedding going to be?
    0-50 guests : (7 votes)
    7 %
    51-100 guests : (21 votes)
    21 %
    101-150 guests : (33 votes)
    33 %
    151-200 guests : (17 votes)
    17 %
    201-250 guests : (7 votes)
    7 %
    251-300 guests : (9 votes)
    9 %
    301-350 guests : (0 votes)
    351-400 guests : (3 votes)
    3 %
    401-450 guests : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    150 because we really wanted those close to us there and that way we would be able to talk to each of them.  We could have easily added another 50 but we wanted to be able to provide a wonderful night for our guests because alot of them are coming from out of town.

    Post # 5
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Our wedding will probably be around 200.  We both have pretty large families, and a huge friend circle, but we both appreciate an intimate gathering. 

    My brother’s wedding was only around 50-100 guests and my sister invited around 800 (I think only 400 attended though).  We thought somewhere in the middle seemed to be the best choice.  Brother’s felt really small and sister’s felt gigantic!

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Between 50-100 for us.  We both have smallerish families and a few close friends so we were able to keep the guest list small.

    Post # 7
    Member
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We HOPE it will be under 150, even though we invited over that amount.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We are hoping for 160-175….currently our invite list is 210!  But, we are having a "semi" destination wedding – the wedding is 2 hours or more from where a lot of our family and friends live.  And we are inviting my FI’s relatives from OK who probably will not be able to make it.  So, we are thinking we will end up with around 175.  If all 210 come we will be be blowing the budget. 

    Probably not the best approach, but we have whittled down our list so much already!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    OMG rm!  800 guests!!  I don’t even know that many people!

    Post # 10
    Member
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    We invited about 180. Due to the distance, we think we’ll end at about 135 or 140, which is perfect in our minds!

    Post # 11
    Member
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think we’ll have 150-200. Our guest list is up to over 400 (HOW?), but a lot of those probably won’t come. Quite a few Out of Town people, and some of them my dad and stepmom added to the list but not only do I not have a clue who they are, I’m pretty sure they don’t know who *I* am. They’re gonna get an invite and be all "wtf?" (When I asked who they are, I was told they are friends of a friend. Huh?) But it made my stepmom happy, it won’t add much additional cost in invites/postage, and maybe they’ll get us a present! Ha ha. But yeah, it could be a lot more than originally planned, but hopefully right around 175.

    (Note- When I say 400, that’s including some families with 5+ kids. So we’re only sending out about 180 invites as of right now. So 175 isn’t unreasonable with Out of Town folks that won’t show.)

    Post # 12
    Member
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We are having a very small wedding, but the church is having a wedding shower for us, so there will be a TON of people there.

    Post # 13
    Member
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re inviting 450 (200 invites), but I’m hoping 300 or less come!  I have a huge family and we’ve moved around a lot so we have a lot of friends!  I might be in the minority, but I’m hoping for a lot of declined RSVPs!

    Post # 14
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    Right now, including the wedding party and us, our total list stands at 118.  I’m estimating that we’ll come in right around 100.  It was important for us to have a smaller number, both because of the cost and because we wanted it to be more of an intimate event.  We were able to make some clear lines where to cut people, so we kept the number down.  Also, the best thing we ever did was booking a room with an absolute maximum capacity of 120 (including the wedding party) BEFORE going through the guest list with his parents.  This way, we were already committed to the room, so she couldn’t add anyone extra.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    So far we’re coming in at just under 100.

    Post # 16
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    We invited about 300 people but we knew there was lots of out of state family and friends that would not be able to make it. I think about 150 showed up, which was fine with us. We all a great time.

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