Post # 1
I am wondering what the average percentage is on the guests you invite vs those who confirmed assistance and actually made it. Or even the number that were invited vs the ones who confirmed and then the number who finally made it if it was really different.
Post # 3
@Sporty-Bee: We invited around 200, and in the end about 160 guests showed.
Post # 4
We invited around 100 guests (105 actually). 86 replied yes and we had 82 actually attend the wedding and reception.
We had 2 no shows because of a family emergency. Then, we had a few guests who RSVPd with a date but didn’t bring one and one guest who brought an extra person who was not invited. It all pretty much evened out though.
Post # 5
@Sporty-Bee: invited 220, 167 RSVP’d and showed up
Post # 6
@Sporty-Bee: This is my biggest concern. We’ve invited 98 people and our venue only holds 100…so I’m cutting it close. I’m hoping for like 80-85 people just give us some room to breathe.
Post # 7
I’ve heard there is generally a 15-20% no rate, so I think you should be fine!
Post # 8
@Sporty-Bee: We invited around 84, 64 guests RSVPed yes and we had 62 guests show up at the wedding. However, ours was a destination wedding, so I had a good idea who was attending for sure based on if they had made travel arrangements.
Post # 9
We invited close to 300 when you counted potential plus ones and kids, and I think about 225 showed.
Post # 10
We invited 215, had 210 confirm they were attending, 3 guests who weren’t invited also showed up for the reception(!!!), and 2 guests no-showed.
Post # 11
We invited around 120, and exactly 80 RSVPed yes. Then we had 11 no shows (though a couple let us know just before). My uncle brought his sister and her husband to take two cancelled seats, so we had 71 guests in all.
Post # 12
We invited about 170. 110 said yes, and about 80+ showed up. A lot of our guests were coming from out of state, so that definitely could have impacted things. Also, our wedding was during the lunar new year weekend during which a lot of people tend to avoid going anywhere.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
We invited 150, and 120 made it to the wedding. Most of the people who didn’t come live far away and would’ve had to fly here, and then about 15 people were local but didn’t show up.
Post # 14
I think there was a difference of about 20 people from what we invited vs RSVPed yes. Of all the people who RSVPed that they were coming, we only had one no-show, and it was my friend’s Boyfriend or Best Friend who is in the reserves, and ended up having a training thing that weekend. If my friend had of let me know the week before (he knew by then) I could have adjusted my final numbers, but she just figured I had enough to worry about.
Post # 15
@ykyegbride: Oh my goodness! I thought I was the only one that had that happen to. My mom invited four (4!!!) people from her job and didn’t tell me. Our caterer had to scramble to find them seats and luckily, we had enough to feed them thanks to two no shows. Who were your three uninvited guests?
Post # 16
@xoxovmarie: How did she not tell you?! That would drive me nuts!!
We had one person decide to bring a date even though we hadn’t given them a +1, and they had only RSVP’d 1. And then we had some acquaintenances decide that because we had mutual friends invited, they could just show up!? Super weird! I tried to be welcoming, but I think they could see the surprise in my face that they had shown up.