Post # 1
I am having an outdoor wedding ceremony where I need to rent and have chair set up based on the number of guests attending. Our guest list is 300+, I understand that not all guests will attend and those who do, may not attend both the ceremony and the reception. It would be helpful to have an estimate of how many chairs i will need for the ceremony…is it rude to ask people on the RSVP if they are attending the ceremony, reception or both?
Post # 3
I don’t think it is because a lot of people just attend the reception I would not be offended
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@Katnisseverdeen: Really? The only person I’ve ever know to attend only the reception did so because he was late to the ceremony.
You should assume everyone who RSVPs is coming to both events.
Post # 5
I would assume most people would come to both. I’ve never known anyone to just come to the reception, other than on television.
Post # 6
My Fiance informed me that it is often common in the Asian culture to only attend the reception. (He’s Asian in case you couldn’t guess.)
Post # 7
We are having an outdoor wedding too, about 75-100 people. We put on the RSVP something like Kindly accepts or regrefully declines. If people are going to come they will come to both the ceremony and reception. No need to make options, its either yes you will be there or no you wont
Post # 8
I’m with PP – assume if they RSVP yes then they are coming to both.