(Closed) Married Bees: Guest List Help?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

just add them to the b list.. if people respond and say no they are coming send that familys invite… we did that. we had 25 no’s so far and sent out 5 more invites// our max list is 220. our guest list total is 230..(with vendors and my fiance and me and our children included)

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree, if you sort into a “B” list, and send out your “A” list invites early, you can start to invite those “B” list guests as declines come in!

Post # 5
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hate a/b listing where one sends out two rounds of invites personally.  Are you planning to do save the dates though?  You can always send those out to the people you know way ahead that you have to invite and then verbally get a feel for how many people are even interested in coming. We have a lot of out of town guests and the std round resulted in a lot of our cousins responding that they wouldn’t be attending. 

Overall we invited 146 people including +1s, and guests whod already indicated they couldnt come and ended up with 82 people at our wedding. 

Post # 6
Member
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@pengoala:  I agree. This is probably the easiest way to send out invites without worrying you may have too many people. 

Post # 8
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@csteen85:  that works too. For us save the dates only went to the people we REALLY wanted to save the date and out of town guests that we wanted to get a feel for if they were at all interested  We didn’t send them to people who were on our guest list that could potentially experience an evolving relationship, that we might feel differently about inviting 6 months down the road. 

Post # 9
Member
34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

While A/B lists sound like a good idea, I’m not sure they would always work. The vast majority of people who declined our invitation sent their RSVP cards in the very last week. Prior to that, we had over a 90% acceptance rate. Had we wanted to send invites to a B list it would have been too late, since our “B” guests would see that the respond by date was in 1-2 days (or had passed) and would know they were last minute invites. If you really want to do this, maybe you can print out two sets of reply cards just in case. If your A list must respond by April 15, your B list could respond by May 5 or something.

 

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