(Closed) Married Bees: How many of your planned guest showed up?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did your guests who RSVP'd "yes" show up to your wedding?
    Yes, everyone who said they'd be there showed up. : (5 votes)
    21 %
    We had one or two cancellations, but nearly everyone came. : (4 votes)
    17 %
    We had a few no-shows, but nothing too major. : (6 votes)
    25 %
    A significant number of guests (4 or more) didn't show. : (9 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think our situation was a little different b/c we invited so many. About 300 RSVP’d yes, they would come, and about 289 showed. I wasn’t too happy.

    Post # 4
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We had 327 rsvp they were coming, but we had about 8 couples that didn’t come. It worked out fine, though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I had 2 no-shows out of 60 planned guests. You still end up paying for their plates 🙁

    Post # 6
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We invited 128, and 90 RSVP’d yes.  I underestimated with the venue just to be on the safe side at the three week “final” number as 84.  Between the 3 week point, and the 3 day for real FINAL number we were right at 84.  We had 81 on the day.

    Post # 7
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    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    All 54 people that RSVP’ed YES came too our wedding!  The trick…it was a Destination Wedding in Aruba so I kinda knew that they were definites.  At least they did all show up to wedding and we didn’t get dissed for the sun & sand!

    Post # 8
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m having the same concerns, especially since our wedding is quasi-destination (2-4 hour drive for most people).  I’ve heard horror stories of 20 people out of a 100 person wedding just not showing up the day-of…

    What are people’s experiences?

    Post # 9
    Member
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We had 112 that RSVP’d yes. Two people cancelled after we gave our final numbers. 3 left after the ceremony (one because he has a broken leg and was in too much pain to stay, the other two because my friend went into labor!) We had about 2 no shows. So we payed for 7 extra plates.

    Post # 10
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We paid for probably 20 extra plates. While that’s on the high side, I think it actually happens often, from other stories I’ve heard.

    Post # 11
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We invited about 100.  We had 69 RSVP yes.  Only 60 showed up.  Fortunately, we had a buffet and no assigned seating, so we just ended up with more leftovers than anticipated–and we ate the leftovers for the next month.

    Post # 12
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Ugh I’m so worried about this. Particularly because we’re getting married in the winter and some people have made noises about weather. I’m worried its going to snow like 3 inches and no one will show up. 

    Post # 13
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    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I only had two of our YES responses not show up, but they called the day before and had a very serious family emergency so of course they couldn’t sit around and watch me get married.

    Post # 14
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    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m worried about this, but I’m also worried about the opposite.  How many people who said they weren’t coming might actually show up?  So far, I’ve had two people tell me after the final counts were in that they’re coming after all.  And ask if they can bring their kids.  Argh!!!!!! 

    Post # 15
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We had a few cancel after our final count was due, and a few show up without telling us they were coming. Overall, it evened out.

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