(Closed) How many people are you inviting to your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How many people are you inviting? And how many do you expect to show?
    1-10 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    10-25 : (4 votes)
    2 %
    25-50 : (11 votes)
    7 %
    50-75 : (20 votes)
    12 %
    75-100 : (16 votes)
    10 %
    100-125 : (23 votes)
    14 %
    125-150 : (15 votes)
    9 %
    150-175 : (14 votes)
    9 %
    175-200 : (18 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We are inviting around 225 and expect about 175-200 to show up.  A lot of family, friends, and family friends mostly.  

    Post # 4
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We invited 42.  27 are coming.

    Post # 5
    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    176 invited – about 65% family, 20% family friends, and 15% friends of myself and Fiance. 

    We’re expecting a high turnout (given the hotel bookings already), but aiming to keep the numbers at about 150

    Post # 6
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    94 invited, 74 attended. All but 5 people who couldn’t come were my husbands family that I didn’t want there anyway (he barely knows them, I never met them in 4 years, and I wanted a friend-heavy family-light wedding. We had 7 tables- 5 were friends, 2 were family. My side was 1 family table, 2 friends tables, and 1/2 the wedding party table. My husband had 1 family table, 2 friends, and the other half of the wedding party table. 

    Post # 7
    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We wanted to invite only about 125 but both our families our large. We ended up with a list at about 160 and that is with 90% family and 10% friends. I had to cut a lost of people like my parents friends and my old boss/coworkers that I spent 7 years with. I wish I could have everyone but alas I do not have a money tree lol

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

    We are inviting about 50 we are only expecting 2 not to show and that is my grandparents, we know they can’t really travel but we are sending them an invite out of courtesy. As for who is on the list most of the people on FI’s side are family and most of the people on mine are friends, so I guess it is pretty even between the 2.

    Post # 9
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We invited 52 people, and 50 showed up. We had a total of 56 people there including our wedding party. I LOVED having such a small wedding, b/c it was made up of only our closest family and friends.

    Post # 10
    3258 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We’re inviting somewhere around 55. Only close friends and CLOSE relatives (no 2nd cousins and ex aunts-by-marriage, lol). We’re expecting a few less than that as it is a Destination Wedding. 40 would be an ideal amount of people for us to host for a weekend.

    Post # 11
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We invited 140 and ended up with 120 guests.

    Post # 12
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We invited close to 200 and in the end about 150 showed.

    Post # 13
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Invited 170 figuring 150 or less which is exactly where we want to be number wise.  We knew up front of 12 people that wouldn’t be attending so that helped with the numbers.

    Post # 14
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    we are only inviting close friends and family members we are in contact with a lot. i have lots of aunts and uncles and cousins who did not make the list because i havent talked to them in so long. why spend money on people who aren’t a big part of your life?


    Post # 15
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lol, well I see I am the LONE vote in the Eloping category !!

    So as far as the Wedding itself goes… NO ONE.  It’ll just be Mr TTR & I and the officiant overlooking the ocean saying our “I DOs”

    BUT the Back Home Reception / Party I hope will be a rockin’ … we are going to invite aprox 100 people (almost entirely friends)… so there shouldn’t be much in the way of family drama (or other drama).  It’ll just be a great night out with folks we like a lot.  Cannot wait.

    (Hoping that we’ll get somewhere in the 65+ range… although I do suspect that weather could be a factor.  I’m praying we don’t get a major snowstorm, blizzard or freezing rain… it would SUCK to have our Party poorly attended)


    Post # 16
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re inviting something like 110 (with the Bridal Party and their families). I’m hoping about 100 come–it’s all family (85%) and close friends, so I’d be surprised if it was less than that.

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