(Closed) June (and May!) Brides: Acceptance Stats

posted 9 years ago in June 2010
Post # 62
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wedding Date: June 5

RSVP deadline: May 15 (past!)

Invited: Final list was 202 but I think about 6 more were added, about 80 invitations (venue capacity 180)

Accepted: 150

Declined: 50

Haven’t heard from: I think we have everyone except 4

Thats about a 75% acceptance rate.  A lot of my out of state uncles and their families can’t come.  We really were hoping some of them would.  Most of the in state people are coming.

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what I don’t really get is how “fantom guests” get calculated into acceptance rates.  What I mean is we have a lot of single guests that we wrote could be a date.  Pretty much all of them are coming alone – so does that non existant guest get counted for acceptance or not?  Really they were invited out of courtesy but we never actually thought would come – and didn’t.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

We’re missing 3 RSVPs but I’ve just assumed they’re not coming at this point. That brought us down to about 55% acceptance. Ours is semi-destination for half of the guests and full on destination for the other half, so I think it’s not so terrible.

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Three weeks out from the wedding, we’re now up to:

Invited: 306

Accepts: 184

Declines: 79

No Response: 43

That puts our acceptance rate at right about 70% without the no-responders, and 62% if we could almost all of our no-responses as declines, which they are almost certain to be. That’s exactly what we were shooting for! Can you tell I am obsessed with tracking this? 

Post # 66
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Invited: 75

Accepted: 60

Acceptance rate: 80%

We had people who previously RSVP’d yes cancel in the last month, so we had to invite couple people last minute to fill our guaranteed minimum headcount for the venue.

Post # 67
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Invited: 120

Accepted: 78

Acceptance rate: 65%

I’m actually pretty happy with our overall turnout since there is a little traveling involved for a lot of my family. I think we originally had closer to 70% but due to some unforseen circumstances, a few people who originally said yes cannot make it.

Post # 69
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@moderndaisy: That’s ridiculous. I think we actually only got back 50% of our actual response cards and it took a week or two of nagging to find out whether those who hadn’t responded were coming. We still have 2 “maybes” and our wedding is like a week away- I’m beyond even caring at this point.

Post # 70
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we invited almost 300, and around 120 will come, so less than a %50 acceptance(which works out great since my venue only hold 125!!) lol

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Final numbers…

197 invited

142 accepts

=

72% acceptance rate!  Right where we wanted to be, thankfully.

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Final-final-FINAL numbers!

306 invited

193 accepts

113 declines

That’s 63% – what we were hoping for! Some of these were sad, for sure, but we are grateful to be under 200 as over 200 would have hurt the budget big time.

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Final Numbers for Me – 

 

265 Invited

125 Attending

= 47% acceptance rate! I think I probably have the lowest one here..

and that includes about 6 people written in, and a few couples that weren’t technically invited. Don’t ask. I’m trying to avoid thinking about that part because it’s all on FI’s side and it makes me angry. 🙂

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