(Closed) How many people came to your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many "yes" RSVPs did you have? be specific in a comment! :)
    100-75% : (20 votes)
    49 %
    75-50% : (14 votes)
    34 %
    50-25% : (5 votes)
    12 %
    25-0% -- aww, sad. : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Invited about 135 people, about 105 came. Some that were invited were out of the county/out of state and I KNEW they would not come, but since they were family I sent an invite. Day of the wedding though, had about 6 NO SHOWS!

    Post # 4
    2433 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We invited over 250 (can’t remember exact number) and 211 RSVPed yes. Fewer people actually showed though – we probably had closer to 180-190.

    Post # 5
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We invited roughly 250 and had about 155 show.

    Post # 6
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    65 of 80 came, only 1 RSVPed and didn’t come due to an emergency. That’s 81%.

    Post # 7
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Our venue had room for 90, and we counted on the ‘10% will RSVP no’ rule, and invited about 96. Maybe 97. It seems none will RSVP no. Oops.

    Post # 8
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We wanted very intimate wedding due to death of my father a year prior to our wedding.  

    We had a destination wedding (2hours away) where we took our first vacation.  

    I was planning for 60 and totoal of 44 guests attended.   There were last minute cancellation and things.  I will advise to have about 10% less of seating than your ‘yes’.  

    I also went to other weddings where there were EMPTY tables and handful of tables were not filled.  It was sad… they took a loan to pay off their wedding.

    Post # 9
    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We sent out about 80 invitations and got MAYBE 20 responses and only about 15 of them were yes. We ended up with 65-70 people…

    Post # 10
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We invited 142 guests, with 70 rsvp’ing yes and 68 that attended-so just under 50%. Had I known that ahead of time, I would have invited more people. Our situation was similar to yours, in that almost all of the guests had to travel to our wedding. Most traveled 3-6 hours, but it varied.

    Post # 11
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our guest list was roughly 50% Out of Town, 8hrs drive away.

    We invited ~220 and ~140 came. So roughly 65% replied yes.

    Post # 12
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    So far only half the guests have RSVP’d actually its 49%

    Post # 13
    15 posts
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We just got our final head count and we invited 200 and are having 147 show. You wouldn’t believe how many people didn’t RSVP though, so I waited about another week after we requested everyone to RSVP by and had to ask…awkward!

    Post # 14
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m very nervous about this, like many other brides!  Our venue holds 400.  We are inviting 397, but we are hoping for closer to 300.  We have a mix of in town and out of town guests invited, but I would say around 75% is from the area. 


    My parents are kindly footing the bill for the reception, and they said they will only pay for up to 300 guests.  I don’t really want the added expense, but my fiance is confident we can handle it if there are too many people.  I hate to say this, but I hope there are quite a few no-shows! 

    Post # 15
    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    this is my predicament as well.. its out of state for at least 50% of our guest, and out of town for EVERYONE! i dont know how many over we can actually invite if any!

    as my mom says send one to them, and i say no we cant thats too many and she says they wont come! aaaah this scares me!

    Post # 16
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had 300, invited 352.
    We actually only had maybe 12 people that didn’t RSVP at all. And maybe 10 “no’s”

    So we had quite a few RSVP “yes” then not show.

    But we kind of got word from some of them about a week out or so and I was already applying the 10% rule. So we were good.

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