(Closed) How many guests are you inviting/ ordering invites for?

posted 5 years ago in May 2014
Post # 3
Member
2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Right now we have 164 guests on our list, and will be sending out 75 Save-The-Date Cards and invites.  I have a spreadsheet split into four tabs:  Family, Friends, Coworkers, Family Friends, and have figured out exactly how many people and how many invites.

We have a few out of town guests, and some prospective guests are in ill health ( 🙁 ) so I’m guessing we’ll have no more than 130-140 RSVP yes.

Post # 5
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2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BreezyBride24:  Well, hey, good job!  Where did you get that deal?  Vistaprint?  That’s who I’m planning to use for our Save-The-Date Cards, but I’m always looking for suggestions!

The great thing about the spreadsheet is that it includes our guests addresses, and phone numbers (if need be) and I can check off when we send them the STD and invite and also note when we receive their RSVP and document how many are attending, when the time comes.

Post # 7
Hostess
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have to laugh because I had to explain to my Fiance that if we invited 100 people, we wouldn’t be sending 100 invites… silly men! 😉

 

We are inviting between 100-125 people, with hopes that 100 RSVP (our venue can hold 125, but it would be more comfortable with 100, I think).  I think we will need to send out 60-70 STDs/invites, but I would have to sit down and count every to come up with an exact number.

Post # 8
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675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The spreadsheet is a good idea!  I’m definitely going to start working on that.  For some reason I also thought I needed to buy a ton of invites.  I may have figured that out when I actually purchased them, but I’m glad I read this ahead of time.

Post # 9
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2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsAmandaAnn:  Hehe.  Men.

We’re in the same situation; our venue can technically hold 160 with a dance floor down, but I think it will be a bit crowded.  Plus, if only 128 RSVP yes, then we can use round tables instead of banquet tables.  I would very much like those round tables, but I also really want to extend an invite to everyone on our list…

Post # 10
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9691 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BreezyBride24:  My #s are similar to yours.  I have around 120 people on the guest list.  I actually wrote them all down in my excel file and added up exactly how many I needed.  It was around 75.  I actually ordered 100 so I would have extra because I am being paranoid like that.  I think I would have been fine with about 85.  So I probably could have saved myself $20 or $30.  You always want some extras though.

I’m hoping for about 85 people at mine!

Post # 12
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9691 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BreezyBride24:  Thanks!  No, sending them out the week of July 15th probably.  Most of my family is about 3-5 hours away so I’m sure some won’t come.  His family is about 4-5 hours away but he doesn’t have a big family at all!  Most everyone else (friends) are about an hour away.  I think 80-85 would be a perfect number.

 

Post # 13
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I sent out 86 invitations, I ordered 100, I invited 125 people, but also sent invites to a bunch of family I know will not be able to make it but wanted an invitation none the less.

Post # 15
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919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We invited a total of 98, and I think we sent out 42 invitations. Luckily, a lot of people have been RSVPing without their kids, so our actual number attending will be a good bit lower.

Post # 16
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re sending out 50 invites to our ~70 person guestlist

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