Post # 1
I’ve seen a lot of posts with Bees trying to estimate how many of their guest list will be attending their wedding. We finally have our final numbers and I’m a bit surprised. Out of 133 invites sent (equals approx. 245 guests), we have a solid 200 people that have RSVP’d yes (I was expecting 175). That is pretty close to the typical 80% acceptance rate, but now I’m curious.
How many people did you have RSVP yes to your wedding? And how many of those ended up being no shows?
We are at full capacity but do have seating and food/drinks for everyone. I guess I’m just hoping still that a few will be no shows to ease up the space a bit.
Post # 3
Out of ~150, 3 couples were no-shows, one of which had a legit family emergency.
Post # 4
We had 2 people no-show, because they were sick. Their spouses still came.
Post # 5
Definitely watching this thread! =D I too am curious!
Post # 6
We invited somewhere around 68 people, we ended up with 50 on the dot including ourselves and wedding party. One couple bailed last minute (but notified me) because the guy ended up having to work after all, and everyone else showed up as expected.
Post # 7
We had 148 yes rsvps and a a family of 4 was the only one that cancelled last minute – family emergency. No no shows that just didnt come with no notification
Post # 8
Out of 102 yesses we had two no shows. Both due to illness, one brought a friend instead and the other spot we filled with a friends college age daughter at the last second.
Our acceptance rate was about 66% (destination wedding for over half our guest list)
Post # 9
I think we only had one no show. I did a seating board because I didn’t want to look at a card table and be aggravated that people didn’t come but after looking at all of the people that were supposed to be there, I only know of one that didn’t come.
Post # 10
I had about 123 people RSVP yes. I know at least 12 people no showed.
Post # 11
@ttn133: Wow, that’s crazy. Did they call you ahead of time or give you any sort of warning … or just didn’t show up?
Post # 12
We invited 92. 75 RSVP’d yes. My friend and her boyfriend had to cancel about a week before the wedding, so that brought us down to 73, which is the final number I gave to our caterer 3 days out, and what we paid for. But on the day of 15 MEMBERS of my husband’s family who had RSVP’d yes did not show. It didn’t bother me then, but the day after we were talking about it and I was pretty ticked. I don’t care if you don’t come, but don’t SAY you’ll come and then not come! It was basically 2 full empty tables and 15 wasted dinners paid for. And what really got me was some of these were some people we had not even invited but who heard about the wedding and told my Mother-In-Law they were coming, so we added them, and THEY DID NOT SHOW UP! What flakes.
Post # 13
I invited 40 I think? I had 34 RSVP yes and everyone came. This might be a bigger problem for bigger weddings.
Post # 14
I knew about 7 of the no shows. (BM was sick and for some reason her husband didn’t want to come anymore. Another Bridesmaid or Best Man had an ‘car accident’ and her husband and her 3 kids now couldn’t come. I would have offered to pay for a rental car but she didn’t even try. Whatever! It was nice knowing you!) My parents knew that one couple wasn’t going to come, so they asked two family friends to come instead. I was pissed for a second that no one told me but I guess at least the food didn’t go to waste. I do remember seeing them and wondering hmm, I invited them??? My parents told me after the wedding that they did. I wasn’t too pissed though considering all of the other no shows.
Oh, I recounted. I know of 13 people who no-showed. As for DH’s family, I don’t know. Number might be more.
Yeah, no-shows alone wasted about $800.
Post # 15
I get ESPECIALLY aggravated with the no shows who are married and had a wedding because they KNOW how infuriating it is to have someone say they’ll come and not come and mess up seating and waste tons of money!
Post # 16
I would say about 20-30 people didn’t show..but beings the party was on the beach.. we had wedding crashers….wich we welcomed with open arms … we told them to stay away from the presents..and we are all good