Post # 1
I am having the same problem as most people, we are inviting around 150 guests but are hoping 50 of them say they can’t come. And I have heard many times that you should count on a good portion of your rsvp’s to come back as no’s. So, How many people did you invite and how many actually showed up? Thanks!
Post # 3
well, wedding hasn’t happened yet, but we have all our rsvps- we invited 182, and 107 are coming. however, we invited a lot of overseas guests, as well as cross country, and for even the local people, it’s at least a 1.5 hour drive.
Post # 4
As above commenter said. If they do not live close, it is less likely they are coming. So far the majority of the no’s that we are getting back do not live in the same state as us.
Post # 5
You should count on 100% of your RSVPs being yes, and only start counting up the “no”s as they arrive. Every bride on here seems to have examples of people they did not expect to show coming to their wedding.
Will 100% actually attend? Very unlikely. But plenty of people have mentioned positive response rates of 85%-95%.
Post # 6
Most stats cite the average is 80% attend. However, there are cases where nearly 100% do, so I’d have enough space and food for everyone just in case!
Post # 7
wedding hasnt happened yet… but so far 237 guests total( vendors,bridal party) 27 no’s 108 yes. still waiting for rsvps to come
Post # 8
286 invited and 208 are coming. We invited everyone with a guest and about 1/3 of the original list are out of state.
Post # 9
Wedding is next month, but we invited 117 and so far have 69 people coming. Still have a few who STILL haven’t RSVPed and the RSVP date was the 15th of April! Argh..
Post # 10
215 invited about 170 showed…
Post # 11
We invited 175 and had 145 RSVP yes.
Post # 12
Haven’t had the wedding yet, but definitely don’t invite more people than you intend to have! We only invited 90 people and 81 RSVPed yes (haven’t had the wedding yet so I can’t give you a final count). We had estimated between 70-75 so we were pretty surprised to end up at 81…. so those percentages you hear about aren’t always true…..
Post # 13
We invited 210 and had about 165 guests attend. My friend did have 100% yes’s though, so it does happen….
Post # 14
Also agree that you shouldn’t plan for anyone to say no. More often than not you’ll be surprised at who you thought would say ‘no’, actually saying yes.
We invited 145 and gave everyone a guest so many people are just flying solo 116 people are slated to arrive.