(Closed) Oh shit. I’m way over in numbers.

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You should be totally, completely, and utterly fine. Smile

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@girlwiththeredhair:  I wouldn’t worry. There’s a much lower rsvp rate when it’s a Destination Wedding. The average is 20% when not a Destination Wedding.

Post # 5
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know, I know a certain percentage is expected to RSVP “no”… but if I were in your place, I’d cut the imaginary plus ones and if people ask, give them permission if there’s room. ๐Ÿ™

ETA – whoops, I missed the part where the venue could accomodate more… I was thinking fire code violations, etc. Then I guess you’re OK as long as you’re OK with a little bit of extra $$ if there’s more than 140..

Post # 6
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve heard statistics that about 20-25% of the people that you invite for a non-destination wedding will not come.  I’ve gotten back about half of my RSVP’s so far and we are right on track (20% of the replies have been declines).  I would assume that this number would be larger for a destination wedding.

But lets assume that you do have 20% of the people you invite decline (as a worst case scenario).  172*0.8 = 137 people will be in attendance.

I think you should be fine.

Post # 7
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

There’s no way you’ll go over… especially if travel is involved… don’t worry about it.

Post # 8
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You will be fine with it being a Destination Wedding. However don’t come looking for me to beat if they all RSVP yes : D

Post # 9
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You should be fine, but some ways to cut would be not to invite random +1s (as in not the SO in a significant relationship) unless the guest will know absolutely no one but you and the couple or to wait and see how it plays out and hire sitter for all children under a certain age, order some pizza, and hole them up somewhere after the ceremony.

Post # 13
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

you are totally fine! no worries ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 14
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

It can actually even be 30% who RSVP no- in my experience that’s more likely… and with travel, it could be even more. Depends on location and season too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

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