(Closed) married bees only! :) question for you!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@pandaboo:I’m not entirely sure, but I think that everyone invited came to both the ceremony and the reception.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Almost our whole list showed up, all but maybe twenty and we didn’t send out invites until two weeks before the wedding because of the local flooding.  We didn’t have that many out of towners and the only guests that couldn’t make it were the politicans who had other events planned.

I just think that it is contingent on your list.  Looking back over my list, I was pretty accurate on who I knew would come and those that wouldn’t.

All our guests came to both, but our was all at one location.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i had 200 guest at reception and only 40 at church ceremony 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Most people will usually go to both. However, do you have a huge delay in between the 2?  For instance 3 or 4 hours between your ceremony and reception? If so the situation changes.

(you can expect 20% of people to rsvp no as well per statistics)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As far as I know, everyone came to both (except for my cousin and her friend, who went to the reception site instead of to the church and missed the ceremony. Gotta love pregnancy brain!)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@pandaboo:

yes, we added to our invitations. a destination wedding, poeple had to drive 2 hours, so maybe that was the reason

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@pandaboo: You can expect 50-60% of people to attend your ceremony. (I’m a wedding planner and basing on stats I have kept) Lots of folks will not go to both. If you have people with children they willl likely be the people who will not attend, along with anyone who is driving a distance and not staying at a hotel.  

EDIT: With that said we do also live in 2 very different parts of the country. In New England more than 50% of people do not practice a religion and in Utah, religion is more highly valued.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

Everyone invited came to both ceremony and reception, as far as I know.

I would be pissed at people who just showed up for the reception, personally. It’s like telling the couple, “Hey, we don’t care about your wedding, we just showed up for the free food and booze.”

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