Post # 1
Is anyone else shocked and surprised at how many guests you are going to invite?
Our list went from 130 up to 169 and I know we’ve missed out on a few guests!
Can I say “UGH!” and secretly hope that not all of them RSVP “yes”???
Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way…. lol
Post # 3
Yes I am surprised! I was intending to invite only about 100 people and it jumped to 130. I’ll probably end up inviting 140ish people or so. It is frustrating because our numbers change weekly.
Post # 4
@Applestar13: I’m pretty sure that not all of them are going to come. I’m sure hoping they don’t!!! lol. Guess we’ll know next year when we sent out the invites and RSVPs…
Post # 5
Our *small* wedding quickly jumped to 199 once my fiance added his huge irish catholic family with a zoo of kids. Almost 50 kids under the age of 13 (EEK!). I have drawn a line in the sand at 200.
Post # 6
If it makes you feel any better, some people will not be able to attend no matter how small or large your guest list. We invited 190 (way more than I wanted) and 122 will be attending our wedding.
Post # 7
yes we ended up inviting 300 and changing our # with the caterer to 250. Originally we were expecting 200 and inviting 250! Anyways we have a lot of out of town guests and as of now we are having around 200 people coming.
Post # 8
As long as the cabins/chalets are rented where we’re having it (the venue) I’ll be happy! lol. It makes sense, considering the out-of-towners would need to rent a room, anyway.
It’s just… he has a big clan on both sides of his family and I’ve got such a SMALL amount of relatives! good thing we aren’t doing seating charts, huh? lol
I’ve heard that only 1/3 to 1/2 of invited guests show up at weddings… so I’m hoping that since we’re not having a traditional wedding (and I KNOW it’ll get around his family) it’ll drop the guest list down to something a little more reasonable. I hope…..
I am sooo glad I’m not the only one staring at the number and trying to figure out how in the WORLD it got to that many! lol
Post # 9
we wanted between 90-110 for our final count… when it was all said and done, we sent out invitations for 196 people. Oyyyyy