(Closed) How many of your invitations included "and Guest?"

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: If you included the +1 option, about what percentage of attendees at your wedding were "and guest?"
    1-5% : (6 votes)
    32 %
    6-10% : (3 votes)
    16 %
    11-20% : (1 votes)
    5 %
    21-30% : (1 votes)
    5 %
    31-40% : (0 votes)
    41-50% : (2 votes)
    11 %
    51%+ : (2 votes)
    11 %
    I didn't do "and Guest" : (4 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    4056 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We had 4 +1’s. that was my four single friends. Both Fiance and are are like the last to get married and just about everyone we know is married. All 4 are coming and bring a guest – it’s a destination wedding – no one wants to travel alone 🙂

    Post # 4
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We only gave a plus 1 to people who were in “serious” relationships generally defined by engaged, living together or together for more than 2 years. 

    We found out everyone’s names and didnt do a plus one at all therefore.

    almost everyone had a date with a few exceptions. 

    Post # 5
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My invite list is 247 people – and that includes 15 “and guests”.  Our ‘friend’ list is 75 people.  Most of them are married or in a serious relationship where we know their boyfriend or girlfriend.  Maybe it’s different if you are younger and not a lot of your friends are in relationships, but I’m 30 and Fiance is 35.  

    I always knew I wanted to include room in my budget for our friends to bring dates.  I hated not being able to bring a date to a wedding. Super awkward to be one of the only single people there, even if you know other people.

    Post # 7
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think about 3 total?  Everybody else I contacted and inquired as to what the name of their significant other was, and then invited them, and only them specifically.

    Post # 8
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    we’re inviting mostly married/established couples to our Destination Wedding.. the only “and guest” will be my sister because shes not in an established relationship.. the only other single we’re inviting is his mom and she won’t get a +1 because she’ll know other family there and will likely go with FHs sister.

    Post # 9
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    59 of our invitations are getting & Guest. We are sending 127 invitations, so 46%.

    EVERYONE who didn’t have a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend on the invitation got an & Guest. That includes people like FI’s 85 year old grandmother, his mom, my aunt, etc. People who most definitely will not bring a guest, but I wanted to extend the invitation. I’d be fine with it if they wanted to bring a friend or something! I think there are certain people it would make sense for.

    We are sending out in 2 weeks, so no idea how many will take advantage of it. I have done lots of calculations/guesses though and I bet right around half who RSVP yes and have an & guest will bring one. But I think there will also be a fair amount that RSVP no, and I’m not counting them in that calculation.


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