Post # 17
We’ve only had two “No” replies so far and I’m getting worried. Only half the RSVPs are in though, and I heard that the no’s always come at the end because people are still deciding, trying to figure out their schedule, etc.
The two No’s we got were both families of 6, so that’s 12 people there. We want 25 or so more to say no.
Post # 18
I sent out all of my invitations on Saturday and I’ve gotten a ton back already! I get so excited. Only because they’ve all been yes. I’ll be so bummed when I get a no! I just went to my house because I’d forgotten my phone, and my postal carrier was chatting with me about the wedding because she keeps bringing me the rsvp’s. The thing is though, I think it will tapper off, people that won’t be able to attend my not want to rsvp until the last minute.
Post # 19
We haven’t sent our invitations yet.. I hope we get 0% no’s. Have you sent your invites yet?
Post # 20
We had a really difficult time predicting how many people might accept. We’re having what essentially is a destination wedding for about 90% of our 147 invited guests. My family is on the East Coast, his is in LA, and we’re getting married in Northern CA.
At this point, we’re only missing responses from 3 people. Our 99.9% final number attending is 79 (including 1 2-year-old). Which means that 53% of invited guests are attending. We were aiming for 100 people to attend, so we were a little surprised to be 20 people under that, but we know it’s a lot of effort for people to get time off of work and school and travel across the country.
I hope this helps!
Post # 21
I haven’t gotten enough! Only 10 no’s so far….hoping for 10 more!
Post # 22
@bluestuff, that’s actually super helpful for me, too—sounds exactly like our situation. We’re sending 160 invites and I was starting to get nervous, since we’re shooting for 100 and our venue max is 130….but sounds like we might be fine!
Post # 23
We invited 175 and got 95 yes’s but like others, our wedding was out of town for everyone…We were initially expecting 135 to say yes but were happy with the lower number because we got to do some extra things for those that did make it!! And I too made a spreadsheet that I updated constantly!! Best wishes!
Post # 24
Thank you everyone!! I really appreciate your responses and this is giving me a much better idea of what to expect!
Post # 25
We invited about 225 people and are only having about 125 people.–It’s been really frustrating, we were planning on more and so we’re way under budget (when we have a minimum we have to meet), and to add a cherry on top of having too few people, a lot of our very good friends can’t make it.–
Post # 26
We’re inviting 135, and are guessing we’ll have about 10 or so no’s (people from out of town that I don’t expect to make the big trip). I know that sounds like a really small percentage, but based on what we’ve heard from friends and family, almost all are planning on attending! Which, actually, is perfect since we wanted to settle in at about 125 people, and have scaled our list down several times to get closer to that number! 🙂
Post # 27
We invited 168 and ended up with 115. We have a fair number of out of towners as well. we are still waiting to hear back from 2 couples though. The RSVP due date was March 19th but we left a week before we started calling people becasue you always get those late RSVP cards trickling in lol. The wedding is May 8th though and I sure hope those two couples answer soon because its getting frustrated. I already have the seating plan almost complete done! oh well!
Post # 28
We invited 120 and about 85 are coming. Most of the “no” rsvps were due to out of town and the fact its mother’s day weekend so we expected it.
Post # 29
I actually expect a decent number of “no” b/c we’re a destinationw wedding smack dab in the middle of a recession! I’m not worried. We want a very intimate wedding! Prob 50 guests
Post # 30
I’m getting worried because we just sent out our invites yesterday but everyone we talked to says they will be there. And every out of state guest is planning on coming too. Those were the “safe” invites that I “thought” I knew definitely wouldnt come but still had to invite. Our venue can only hold a max of 150 and I’m starting to think that we shouldnt of invited everyone we did! We invited about 180.
Is it terrible to be hopeing for “no’s”????
Post # 31
No it’s perfectly great to be good with no!
I’m one who is “down w/no”!