(Closed) Number of Guest Invited vs. Final Guest Count

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

The numbers I’ve heard have all been said the standard is 85% yes’s. Even when the people live out of state.

 Good luck!

 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have a unique situation, as most of my family (in NC) won’t be able to travel to our wedding in RI.  Since I have a lot of extended family, we’re actually sending out about 275 invites (so approx. 500 people total), but we’re shooting for only about 150 people.  When we sent out the Save-The-Date Cards last week, we tried to guess who would be coming and I think we’re going to hit anywhere from 125-175.  Like someone said previously, it just really depends on your own personal circumstances.

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

we invited 160 and 120 are coming – exactly 75%. i’ve read that 85% is typical but for me and some of my friends it’s closer to 75%. almost all of our guests are coming from out of town, so that might explain it.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Invited 98 and it looks like 79 will be attending.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

We invited 119 (including President and Mrs. Obama) and had 86 attend (that includes 3 vendors).  I think we had a pretty big difference, compared to what I’ve read.  However, we budgeted a guest for every single invitee and most of them didn’t bring anyone.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

We invited 320 and had 220 which was obviously a huge difference – I was happy though because my budget was based on 250! 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

we invited seriously 62, 59 will be coming 1 is still pending; I may have one less if my friend’s relationship doesnt work out before then

 

so the smaller the numbers the less there will be no’s; everyhone I’m inviting we are close to so our rsvp rate is super high

 

🙁 I wanna save money; where are all the no’s????

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My original list was about 50, and that grew to about 60 that are suppposedly coming.  When you get into larger numbers, I think you can definitely say 75- 85% will actually attend.  For my small number, I still fully expect for a few people to not show up. Even people who RSVP yes will end up not showing up, I can almost guarantee it.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I think the estimate is usually around 80%. The exception to this is if you over-invited people and don’t have enough room. Then, the acceptance rate is about 95-100%. I *swear* I’ve seen this happen about a hundred times!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We invited 122 and got 95 yesses.  The day of, we had 92 guests.  That’s 75%. 

ALL my family was from OOS and most flew in.  60% were my family/friends, 40% were his family/friends.  We had mostly family, fewer friends. 

We also invited people who said they were definitely coming, then declined.  We also had a few who we really didn’t think would come, but showed up.  You just never know. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We invited 156. There are 109 attending. Might actually be 106 since there are a few last minute drop outs. But it’s too late to change with the venue.

Although, we did invite a lot of out of town family (Philippines) so it was expected that they may not be able to make it. Of the local guests, I would say about 85-90% of them said yes.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

we invited 190 and i had originally anticipated the count being about 170-175, but turns out we have 186 that will be coming

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@bloodgo1 – We are in the early stages of receiving rsvps….but currently we have 41 yes and only 2 No…although we have been informed to expect 6 more No’s soon. We invited 185-190 and would ideally like the final guest count to fall between 155-165, it’s looking like we may be on the high end!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

OOOHHH good post!

I will be following!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

SOOO if we plan on inviting 250 we should tell the venue 200 the likelyhood being that maybe only 200 will come?!

or how does this work?

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