Post # 62
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)
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
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
- 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
Three weeks out from the wedding, we’re now up to:
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
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
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 # 68
Can you believe after phone calls, emails, texts, facespaces we STILL aren’t hearing back from about 20 guests? I’m assuming they aren’t coming and we’re hiring a bouncer to keep them out. (JK about the bouncer..)
Post # 69
@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
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
72% acceptance rate! Right where we wanted to be, thankfully.
Post # 72
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
Final Numbers for Me –
= 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. 🙂