Post # 1
Hello! Trying to get an idea how many guests we should invite to end up with around 100. The vast majority of our guests live within an hour of our venue, maybe just 5 out-of-state people. So my plan was to invite 120, but I’m not sure. We have about 150 people we’d LIKE to invite, but our reception venue is small, and keeping it down to 100 will save us so much money.
Anyway, and experience and advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
Post # 2
This won’t help you very much at all, but we invited 114 – most of them were from over 2,000 miles away and are unable to make the trip. We have 35 to have RSVP’d yes. It’s a pretty low number and I was pretty shocked, I wish I would have invited people people [there were alot of people we didn’t invite because we didn’t want it to be too crowded].
Post # 3
Unfathomably: we invited right at 160, and had about 125 show up (135 RSVP’d Yes). for reference, about 80% of the invitees were at least 2 hours from the venue and had to plan an overnight stay. i was shocked at our turnout!!!
Post # 4
We invited between 175-190 (can’t remember the exact number) and we set the tables for around 150. On the day of, we had about 10 not show up that said they would. Our guests were about half locals (within an hour of venue) and half out of state.
Post # 5
I had a 90% yes rate and most of our guests were local. We invited about 215 and had 192 RSVP “yes”. On the day of about 6 people no-showed or left before dinner, but that was fine because 4 people that RSVP’d “no” showed up! The surprise people had used our wedding website and thought they RSVP’d “yes”, but had accidentally chosen “no” LOL!
Post # 6
almost everyone lived within an hour, and 95% of our guests said yes. we had 2 no-shows and quite a few left early. we were shocked by how many people said yes!
Post # 7
Unfathomably: there are so many threads on here about that. type something similiar using keywords in the search bar and you will get a ton of results !