(Closed) Low Guest Count – Bummed

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: How would you feel?
    Happy! Small and intimate is better as well as cheaper. : (52 votes)
    88 %
    Bummed; it's nice to celebrate to everyone! : (7 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    That’s pretty normal turnout based on the number you invited, especially for a Friday night wedding.  125 people is not a small wedding by any means.

    Post # 4
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That’s the size I’m hoping for!  We’re inviting around 150 and if we get under 120 I’d be thrilled!


    I’m sorry that some people won’t be there to celebrate with you though…I’m sure they’ll be there in spirit!

    Post # 5
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @jhey83:  These are a normal tunrout rnage for the amount of invites you sent 🙂

    A low count would be less then half of your invited list. You guys sis good -and 120 people is still a *lot* of people.

    Technically a small wedding around here is usually 50 people or less.

    Post # 6
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @jhey83:  you won’t disappear from the face of the earth after your wedding. i’m sure you will be able to spend time with folks at other events. don’t sweat it and enjoy the extra cash in your pocket. i’m praying for this to happen.

    Post # 9
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    That sounds like a good number to me. I am sure your bridal party will appreciate the gesture. If it really bothers you, you could always reach out to your uninvited friends and invite them. I am sure that they understand that you had to accommodate family first.

    Post # 10
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    yeah, i think that’s actually a good amount of people. my husband and i both come from big families too, so if it makes you feel any better, we invited a little over 300 and 226 accepted. out of those people, 193 showed up. all that money i spent on food and stuff for the no-show’s could have gone towards my honeymoon or i could have invited my friends who i had to cut in favor of family :/

    Post # 12
    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Wow, that still sounds like a large wedding to me.

    I am planning a much smaller one myself (it’s just what I prefer). I guess it’s all a matter of perspective!

    Post # 13
    9574 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That sounds about average to me.  I’m inviting about 115 and hoping for about 80!

    Post # 14
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    thats what I’m hoping for.  so, i’d say this is best case scenario! saved you some money.  go do something nice with the extra found wiggle room in the budget!

    Post # 15
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think it’s a pretty average response rate, and now you have extra cash!!

    Post # 16
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    That’s a good turnout! I invited 158, so similar invite count to you. Right now I still have about 60 no-replies with the RSVP deadline tomorrow (AGH), but am expecting the final total to be around 120.

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