Post # 1
Our small wedding of 65 people (the people we sent STDs to) slowly keeps climbing the few weeks before we send out out official invitations. My finace is from California and I moved out here to be with him, so all of my guests are out of state, and all of his friends are local. Only two people have confirmed with me for sure that they are coming (they bought their plane tickets) but no one else has even mentioned it. Our wedding is at the end of March. My fiance thinks that it’s okay to keep inviting people because people back out anyway and then we will have more room which I don’t agree with. I don’t know for how many people to plan for so I’m stressing out big time.
How many of your Out of Town guests actually ended up coming to your wedding?
We put on the invites to RSVP by the end of February but I still feel like that doesn’t leave me with enough time to do everything.
Post # 3
Hi, I haven’t had my wedding yet (it’s in June) and about 50% of our guests are Out of Town but we’re expecting most to come. In fact, about 15 people have already informally told us they plan on coming and a couple already bought tickets (they live in Paris). I think these guest lists are hard to predict. I’ve had friends invite 200 and end up with 110 and friends who invited 140 and only had 4 people say no, so it’s a combination of who the guests are (are they people who like to travel, do they have the finances?) and where your location is (is it easy to get to?)
I would advise that if your budget can accomodate more people and you’re okay going over your guest count, you can feel free to invite more. Otherwise, I would play it safe and wait until you get your replies. Another way is to actually call people and ask them to try to get a gauge of whether they plan to come or not. You won’t know for sure until your RSVP date, but at least it might give you an idea…
Post # 4
My Out of Town guests are just regular, broke college kids like us so it’s really hard to guess who is willing to actually come. Cause everyone of course says they want to come and hope top be invited but when it comes down to paying for it and actually travelling, a lot back out. I guess I’m more worried about whether or not it’s tacky to send invitations last minute to other people if my original guest list dwindles, and if I can handle the stress of booking all of the rentals and food everything that depends on an exact guest count within that last month.