(Closed) How many guests at shower?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Invited 30 and 20 came. Roughly half of those who didn’t come were Out of Town so we knew that they wouldn’t be there. 

Post # 4
1736 posts
Bumble bee

There is no right or wrong in terms of how many people you invite. I have been to some wonderfully intimate showers where there have been 10 of us and I have been to showers that have had 60-80 ladies (those were the Italian wedding showers! haha!). Either way, they are wonderful and all about YOU.

My MOH/sister invited I think 60 people, but so far most are saying no due to vacation (middle of the summer is crap timing!) so I will likely have a smaller shower. I think it will be grand no matter what!

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I invited at least 40 people (my Bridesmaid or Best Man threw the shower but I took the task of guest list and invites for her because of the cost). I invited a lot of Out of Town friends and our Out of Town family. Let me do the calculations… I would say we had about 18-20 people there, maybe a little less, and I think it was perfect. All of my bridesmaids were there, my mom’s and our family’s closest friends, and a few other friends of mine. Everyone I consider myself close with in town came. 

Post # 7
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have 32 invited and my Maid/Matron of Honor said that 9 RSVP’d yes and 11 no already… and I am not the leats bit disappointed. All the people that are coming are ones I love a lot, and my Maid/Matron of Honor, mom, and FMIL are still making this so special.

Even if those that RSVP’d yes don’t show and it’s just my mom, my Maid/Matron of Honor, me, and my Future Mother-In-Law, then I will still be excited!

Post # 8
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i invited 50 to the one in my hometown and i literally have no idea how many people are coming to the one in my fiance’s hometown.

(we both have big families…)

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