Post # 1
My wedding is states away (close to a 12-13 hr drive or more) for the majority of my side of the guest list. Besides some family friends, the FI’s guest list is at least 5 hrs away. What were your percentages of yes/no rsvps? How many came? How many didn’t?
Post # 3
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
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
We invited roughly 250 and had about 155 show.
Post # 6
65 of 80 came, only 1 RSVPed and didn’t come due to an emergency. That’s 81%.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
So far only half the guests have RSVP’d actually its 49%
Post # 13
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
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
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
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.