Post # 17
Like CorgiTales, I’m concerned about the weather. A few inches of snow is really no excuse — all of our guests are lifelong New Englanders, and we’ve all travelled long distances in blizzards. Since we’re having a Sunday brunch wedding, we’re trying to encourage people to stay at the inn the night before, so they’re already there and have no excuse not to go 🙂
I think I’ll just keep repeating “anyone who really wants to be there, will be there.”
Post # 18
We sent 105 invites, inviting 208 people (including us)
We never heard from about 35 of the invites.
The week before the wedding we had a confirmed 125 guests. 6 called just a coupld days before, not able to come and I believe that 10 didn’t show.
So we ended up with 109. WAY lower than what people tell you to estimate. We should have had about 150 guests, even assuming 67% “yes” rate.
Post # 19
We invited 160 exactly and received all responses back (!!) 6 said no and 154 said yes. On the wedding day there was only one couple who said originally said yes but couldn’t make it. It was an older family friend who couldn’t attend due to a medical emergency so I couldn’t realy be upset.
Post # 20
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
We planned on 271 based on RSVPs and had 271 – one no show and one extra show (my great-aunt’s helper) – easy peasy!