(Closed) Not enough guests. Would you pay room hire or over invite?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll:

    Room hire. Who needs randoms.

    Invite more guests. The more the merrier.

  • Post # 3
    3450 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d invite more people to celebrate with you.

    Post # 4
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ditto. Since you are locked in, you can either spend the money to have more people come celebrate with you, or spend virtually the same amount of money for … nothing.

    Post # 5
    7547 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It depends on you – is it more important that you have an intimate wedding, or that you get more bang for your buck?

    Post # 6
    4344 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would let each of your parents invite 5 friends. It will probably make them really happy.

    ETA: Or give your guests +1s if you haven’t already.

    Post # 7
    9275 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Personally I would find a new venue. If I had my guestlist already and it didn’t meet the minimum then I wouldn’t just add guests because I can- if you had more guests that you had left off because of budget sure but just to add random friend number 12 to meet a minimum- no way.

    Post # 8
    11259 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think that i would invite more guests then at least someone is benefitting from the added cost.

    Post # 9
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ok, I know this will come off as grabby but if the price is the same for you, you will get more gifts/money by inviting more people ( in addition to the obvious benefits of having more people to share in your special day!)

    Post # 11
    2583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @SapphireBlu:  If you have more people in mind that your and your Fiance or your parents want to invite, I’d invite more people. But is the 110 person minimum the number of guests that actually attend? Because then you’ll want to account for the fact that only about 75-80% of invited guests will actually say yes and attend (mine was only 65%!). Are you giving everyone a +1? That would increase the number too.

    Post # 12
    4883 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You’re going to have to pay the same price anyway; why not invite more people to enjoy it with you  (and get more presents hehehehe)!

    Post # 13
    4149 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @galloway111: This was my thought, too.  Is your 90 number the number of people you invited or the number you’re expecting?  Because that will make a considerable difference, too.

    By The Way the reception sounds beautiful!

    Post # 15
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think you might as well invite some extras, especially if your parents have a few friends they’d like to invite – it’ll probably really please them 🙂  Plus there’s the other advantage of probably receiving more gifts 😉

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