(Closed) How many guests actually made it to your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We invited 153 guests, 97 RSVP’d yes, and 96 showed.

We invited A LOT of out of town guests during American Thanksgiving, which is why so few people attended…

Post # 18
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We invited about 118, had 104 RSVP yes, and 102 show (2 of MIL’s friends’ dates didn’t come, which was fine). 

Post # 19
1823 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We invited 135 and ended up with 99 in attendance.  We had 3 no shows that RSVP’d yes. 2 were for medical reasons and the other was unexplained. 

Post # 21
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We invited 150 and at my last count we’ll have 130.  Our wedding isn’t until the end of next month so I can’t tell you exactly how many will show up, but I’m pretty confident that all 130 will.  They say you can usually count on about 75% of those you invited actually coming, not sure if this is true or not.

Post # 22
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

240 invited. 160 RSVPd yes. 150 showed up.

Post # 23
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We invited 78, and 75 came. One was a baby, and I was almost positive the other 2 wouldn’t come before I invited them.

Post # 24
4996 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Invited 150, DH’s family was primarily local, mine was mostly out of town/state

118 RSVP-ed, all of them showed up

Post # 25
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Sporty-Bee:  We invited about 120 guests and 100 on the nose have RSVP’d yes so we will see how many actually come. Hopefully all of them!

Post # 26
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@xoxovmarie:  Mine too! Before we sent out invitations my mom was telling her friends the time and date and to just show up after work. The reception is on a third floor banquet hall of a brewery so she thought it was basically a bar, that people could just come and go. Um no!!!! Now that invites have gone out I’m hoping none of the people she invited word of mouth show up O_O

Post # 27
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We invited 110 and 104 showed. 

Post # 28
5995 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We invited 120. 100 RSVP’d yes. Of those 100, 98 attended. 2 (unrelated) guests didn’t attend due to illness. (And no one brought an uninvited guest).

A lot depends on how many have to travel. Most of the 20 RSVP no’s were interstate.

Post # 29
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are planning a small wedding ~50 people.  I wonder if I should invite 60-70 people in hopes that we have around 50. Most venues have a 50 prrson minimun anyways, so we ave to pay for that amount whether we have 50 or not.  My luck everyone would show up and then we would be over budget.  

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