Post # 1
My fiancé and I are starting to look at reception venues. We found one that we really like. The maximum amount of people the venue can hold is 140 The minimum is 100. I am hoping for 120, it would be more comfortable on the budget. Should I invite 140 people and hope for 120. Or should I invite 120 people and hope that 100 people RSVP.
So what I am asking is how many people you invited and how many people you actually wanted to show up.
I am also thinking about having an “A list” and “B list” just incase because of the 100 people minimum. If you have any experience with that please let me know how it went.
Post # 3
Write down a list of who you actually want to be at your wedding. Then write down a list of people that you have to invite or risk fallout that you’re not willing to deal with.
Invite those people and no more.
Seriously– don’t worry about the number so much as long as you won’t go over. I advocate having the smallest wedding that you can while still having everyone you love there. We only had 75 and it was amazing because we could actually talk to and hang out with everyone! We got to eat our dinner and enjoy our own wedding without worrying about running around and talking to people we don’t even like.
Post # 4
I’ve heard that a good rule of thumb is 75% of your invited guests will come. If you invite 140 that leaves you with 105 people that actually show up.
I haven’t sent out invites yet, so I don’t know for sure if that’s a good rule of thumb. I hope it helped anyways! 🙂