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

posted 10 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.

    We had one or two cancellations, but nearly everyone came.

    We had a few no-shows, but nothing too major.

    A significant number of guests (4 or more) didn't show.

  • Post # 17
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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!

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