(Closed) How Many did you Invite / How many did you want / How many came?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many people?
    I am already married: there were MORE people than I had planned for : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I am already married: there were FEWER people than I had planned for : (17 votes)
    32 %
    Not yet married: I'm taking the chance and inviting MORE people than my actual "ideal number" : (27 votes)
    51 %
    Not yet married: I'm NOT risking it with "extra" invites : (8 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Not married yet but I wanted 80. My parents invited 120. 115 people have RSVP’d yes :s

    I’m hoping a few more will drop off closer to the date but I highly doubt it. My parents have called each and everyone of the guests to make sure that they are coming.

    Post # 4
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    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We invited 300 (knowing a lot of my family is out of town and not traveling).  We were hoping for 225-250, but ended up at 215.

    Post # 5
    Member
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We invited about 40 people and there were 16 of us at the reception.  It was a destination wedding.  I was hoping for 20 but it didn’t happen.

    Post # 7
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    We are inviting 188, but I think we’ll be lucky to get 75 (it’s a destination wedding and we already know that most of FH’s family won’t be able to make it, due to financial reasons).

    Post # 8
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    1894 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We invited 220 (though only wanted to invite 210- Mother-In-Law had to keep adding)

    I wanted no more than 190 to come (because it would have been tight on space!), preferred between 175-185.

    We got 185 ‘yes’ rsvps, and about 178 people ended up coming. 

    Post # 9
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    934 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our venue only has 80 chairs (but room for 100 people…). We’re inviting 87 people….35 of those are in Britain, so it is highly likely that the majority will RSVP no. It is a risk, but I figure if all 87 RSVP yes then we will rent 7 chairs along with the tables we are already renting. 

    Post # 11
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    @waitingwonderland:  Lol, true!!  We will be paying for travel and hotel for FI’s parents and sister (who is also a BM).  I actually really do hope more of FI’s side show because as it stands now, it’s just his groomsmen (and spouses) and immediate family that are attending, and I already feel bad that my side is much longer.  We haven’t sent out invites yet, so we’ll see what happens!

    Post # 12
    Bee
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    We invited 220, were hoping for 150 and ended up with 125. Even though I was sad that some people couldn’t make it, it was such a managable number!!

    Post # 13
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    2178 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Invited 95, wanted 65, got 54.

    Post # 14
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    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We invited 140 and had 120 guests, which was our target.

    Post # 15
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We still are missing a few RSVPs but basically we wanted 100-110, invited 112, so far it seems about 95-99 will come, and we are using the very few extra seats to allow some people plus ones when they originally weren’t allowed due to space/money. We only invited the closest people in our lives whom we knew would do just about anything to make it to our wedding even though it’s semi-destination (or even destination) for almost everybody involved. Turns out we were right, we’ve had less than 10 declines, and most of those we knew were probabilities (grandmother in Turkey can’t fly due to health concerns)

    Post # 16
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    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m inviting about 300, hoping for 225-250

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