(Closed) How many guests (if any) below your max are you inviting?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We’re inviting about 5% over our max because we know some of our guests will not be able to make it–mainly older family members who don’t travel anymore. Things will always come up–some people will no-show and some people may bring extra guests, so likely, it will wash.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We are not doing # of max total we are just doing number of max of people that we are inviting. We are having a small wedding of no more than 60 people. 60 is the max.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our venu holds up to 200 but they said for people to be comfortable 150 is really the max.  We’re inviting 120.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

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harcil19:  Our venue can hold 325, we’re inviting roughly 300 but that includes kids and SO’s. Ideally I wanted to keep the number at 250 but that wasn’t happening.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We’re inviting about 120, which is the max for our venue…BUT we have a ton of Out of Town invitees (including 55 of my relatives, of whom 4 showed up for my sister’s wedding), so we’re expecting a relatively low acceptance rate, but we’ll be able to handle it if everyone shows up. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our room at our venue held like 200 people and we invited 130. We had about 110 people at the actual wedding. Honestly, even though they claim it could have held 100 more people, I think it would have been cramped! I feel like our room was filled enough to not look empty but still have plenty of room to move around.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

There are 102 seats. I’m inviting 97 (this includes me & my fiance).  

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

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harcil19:  We invited our max for the day, and close to our max for the evening.

I can’t fathom why anyone would bring someone with them randomly, I just find that SO rude and don’t know anyone who would do this. That said, we did make it very clear who was and wasn’t invited as we had personalised RSVP cards for each guests with the menu choices on; so it was clear from those who was/wasn’t invited.

We were tight for sapce and there were a couple people we wanted to invite and couldn’t, so no way would I have allowed a cushion for rude people. Had anyone had the audacity to show up with someone who wasn’t invited the venue would simply have told them there was no space.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We were told by others who have used our venue that 150 people was a nice comfortable number, so that’s where we put the invitation cap.  That means we’ll end up with less than 150, and I’m quite happy with that idea.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

well, our max is 200-210 but we’re inviting i believe 230 (and that is cut down!). There are a few out of state guests that we know won’t be attending, but we are extending the invitation. As of now with no’s we already have (we haven’t sent the invites out yet), we are down to 219. so we fully expect to be okay in terms of guest count. And in terms of you not knowing if kids/plus ones will come, make sure to put the exact names of your guests you want there. If you get back on the RSVP kids or others that you did not invite, politely call your guest and tell them that you only accounted for the people on the invite and simply dont have room for additional guests.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

 

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harcil19:  I’m actually inviting over the max. This is because our entire guest list is travelling to attend, and I’m concerned we’re not going to have enough people RSVP and come. My venue’s minimum is 100, meaning we get charged for 100 guests regardless of if fewer show. The max is 150 after which we get charged an extra fee for each additional guest. I think capacity is 200 or 250 or something, but we aim to have fewer than 150. So it’s a big balancing act for us to get it right. I think we have about 175 on our guest list right now, and I anticipate a lot of them won’t make it due to travelling costs. We’ll probably have to send out invitations in waves and may end up inviting more.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our venue can comfortably hold 120 people. 130 is considered tight but doable. We invited about 90 people because even though they say 120 is ok, that seems like it would be cramped to me

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Our venue max is 200 seated but it’s a bit cramped with that many tables. We are inviting 180 which includes significant others we know about and we’re not extending invitations to +1’s or kids. We have about 15 people on our “B list” that we’ll invite if/when we get some no’s back.

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