(Closed) RSVP %’s for an OOT Friday Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I think the average decline rate is 20% of invited guests won’t come for one reason or another. You can’t really depend on that,tho,so you really shouldn’t invite over your maximum limit expecting it will be so. I’ve heard as high as 40~50% too. We had 15% and 10% for our 2 weddings last year, but it was a perfect amount. Both were Out of Town but were relatively small weddings anyway.

I know A&B lists have been suggested, but I think they might only work well if the B list people don’t know the A listers, so feelings don’t get hurt.

Post # 4
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are over 90% for Vegas (for both Friday night reception and wedding/reception on Saturday).  Almost everyone is flying in from out of town.  The guest list was limited to family to 1st cousin and our closest friends…About 80 total without young kids.  I’m expecting 75.  Be prepared for everyone to accept your invite because you don’t want to have an SRO dinner.  You can set an early RSVP date and send out a round two of invites after some regrets start coming in.

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