(Closed) Large Wedding Help!

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Well my first guess, is that if you are inviting 300 people, and the church holds 270, you’ll be fine.  You will be getting some number of declines.  And if most of these folks are from Out of Town, that number could be higher.  Have you sat down to think about who is likely to decline?  (Elderly relatives, sick relatives, folks who can’t afford the travel, or just plain don’t come to many family weddings).

Also, it seats 270 comfortably, so what’s fire code?  Seriously, a few people are probably not going to mind standing.  Is the ceremony long?   If so, you might find a few guests skip the ceremony and go to only the reception anyway.

I don’t think you have much to worry about. IMO.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i agree with tanya – if you’re inviting 300 it’s pretty likely you’ll only get 270. i also agree with checking out the fire code!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oh and i really think etiquette would say everyone needs to be invited to both parts… sorry 🙁

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2005

Hi Leah,

Are the wedding and reception on the same grounds (ie. Camp Loughridge)?  If that’s the case, or if both locations have Wi-Fi, you could live stream the wedding via video from the wedding location to the reception hall – and invite select members of your guest list to view the wedding from the reception location.  Probably over-complicating things, but it’s an idea.  🙂

Brian

http://www.guestfilms.com

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