(Closed) HOW MAY REALLY SHOW UP? LADIES GETTING MARRIED OR JUST GOT MARRIED.. HELP

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I wouldn’t invite more than the venue can hold, like PP’s said.  I did and it stressed me out until I knew I’d be okay.  We invited 238 and 192 was our final number.  The venue held 225 but anything over 200 was kinda squishy.  It all worked out, but if you want to create less stress for yourself…

Oh and this was a Friday wedding!

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My wedding is in 2 weeks.  I invited 172 people and we have 133 people confirmed for the wedding.  We did have many people from far away who can’t come, but we are so excited for the big day.

Post # 34
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We invited 120 and 119 went to our wedding 

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We invited 143 for our Oct 22nd wedding. We have all our RSVPS in and are at 83. Granted our wedding is in northern California and almost all of our guests have to travel for it. I’m totally cool with that number! 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

breatheandrelax :  Yes I do have a big family I have 9 brothers and sisters, some are married with children. My fiancee has 13 brothers and sisters again some are married with children. My mom has 10 brothers and sisters all married all with children and grandchildren 2 have great grandchildren. My dad has 6 brothers and sisters all married with children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

My fiancee has 13 brothers and sisters most are married or in long term relationships, some have children. My future mother in law has 17 brothers and sisters all married with children, grandchildren and some have great grandchildren. My future father in law has 8 brothers and sisters again all married, with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

So just with immediate family it’s already a large wedding

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Star35 :  If everyone is local I would expect 90% to attend, so you could invite up to 170. This is especially true if your venue can hold up to 200. Is budget what is holding you back? Or do you want to keep the wedding smaller? 

We set our guest list based on our budget, and then sent it out to immediate family. Anyone who his parents wanted to add we basically said “Great, we would love to have them. Unfortunately we are already at our budget. Are you willing to pay for your extra guests?” They were and chipped in for the incremental extra cost per person. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee

10-15 extra is not bad, assuming you will have a few that decline out of your total. Also, we made a couple of payments (down payment to reserve, one smaller payment 6 months ago, and our final payment to zero out the balance when we had our last consultation with the venue 2 weeks ago – our wedding is this weekend). It’s more than likely you will have to do something similar. They give you until a few weeks prior to come up with your # of guests. You probably won’t have to worry about a payment the day of.

Also, we had about 81% RSVP YES (110 people). I read somewhere that percentage is about average. But my coworker just told me he went to a wedding with over 95% attending…400+ people. It just really depends.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Star35 :  Our venue held 230 people… and we had it filled to the max. I too was also worried about numbers. I believe we sent out invites for 250 people and as I said, about 230 people showed up. 

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