Post # 1
Total Invites: 128
Yes: 86 (88 including Fiance and me)
Last minute deciders: 2 (FBIL’s gf, he’s not sure if he’s inviting her yet, and family friend who really really wants to come but has a family funeral that may conflict). Thankfully our venue and caterer are super flexible about this.
Only had to track down 2 non-respondents. No one tried to add extra guests. So we had about 67-69% yes rate. Is that about normal for a destination wedding?
My parents may invite 2 other couples and Future Mother-In-Law may invite three more people as we’d like to be closer to 100.
I’m surprised by some of the no’s. Some people who have been telling me they are coming (as well as attending my bachelorette) all of a sudden are not coming to the wedding. It’s fine, just makes me a bit sad.
How are other Sept brides all feeling about your RSVPs?
Post # 3
Total number of people invited: 166
Still haven’t heard from (and the rsvp by date was 2 weeks ago): 34
I’m expecting most of the 34 not to show up because half of our guest list lives out of state, and I know it’s going to be difficult for people to make it to a Sunday wedding.
But since I’m having to rent each chair for the ceremony, I’m ok with less people. 🙂
Post # 5
We invited 140 or 150-something and have 80-something people who have RSVP’d yes so far. Can’t remember how many RSVP’d no. The RSVP date is Sept 1 though…
Is it abnormal that I don’t have a more solid set of #s committed to memory?
Post # 6
@LindaD76: Not at all. I had to pull those numbers from an excel list I have. I also had to subtract the yes/maybe’s from the total to get the no’s.
Post # 7
Invited – 208
Yes – 166
No – 42
Exactly 20% said no.. I didn’t believe this estimation when we first started planning, but we hit it right on the nose.. I sort of wish we would have invited more people now since we are below our original number. But I guess we are saving money! 🙂
Post # 8
Our rsvp date was Saturday (8/20) but I hope to have the “final” number by the end of this week. Right now we’re sitting at 146. I think we’ll end up with around 175.
Post # 9
I have no idea how many people we actually invited – I think it was on the order of 210. The reason I’m so clueless is that our invitations went out in a few batches – one big batch for my side, one big batch for his, and then countless additional invitations for people who we “JUST HAVE TO” invite but “they probably won’t come…” (I know it sounds crazy. We did things differently and said we were fine with whomever our parents wanted to invite. Little did I know this would eventually include plus-ones of plus-ones. Not even joking.)
Anyway, we paid the final balance last week so the total number of people at our reception will be 126, including ourselves and our two vendors. Not too bad.
Post # 10
Our wedding date is September 17 and our RSVP date was August 1st. We’re having a semi-destination wedding, about 90 minutes from us and about 1/4 of our guests, but across the country from a lot of friends and family.
Total Invites: 110
Total Yes: 63
Total No: 45
(2 undetermined are one baby the couple is not sure if they’re bringing and one friend who may or may not bring her SO)
We had two people ask to bring guests – both were people in serious relationships who just because of timing weren’t included on our original guest list, so I had no problem saying yes. Everyone (except close family) assumed kids were not invited, even though we are OK with people bringing kids (there are so few kids among our friends & family that it wasn’t a big deal either way).
Our acceptance rate was 57% overall. I broke it down geographically, and our in-state acceptance rate was 91%. Our west coast acceptance rate was 86%, but for people coming from further away, it was only 44%.
Post # 11
196 people Invited
160 people attending
36 people declined (about 18%)
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Oh my gosh, I’m jealous of all of you who have final numbers. We’re still trying to track down non-responses! Basically NONE of FI’s family mailed in their RSVP cards. Grrr, so annoying! It’s looking like we’ll have about 90, with 115 originally invited.
Post # 13
We invited about 102 people and so far we only have 23 Yes, 57 No & 22 MIA :/
Post # 14
Total invited: 195
I was super surprised at my dad’s side of the family. They all said they were coming and now almost none of them are! It make me really sad because he passed away a few years ago and I was look forward to support from them. :/ But overall I think we have a great group!
Post # 15
I am absolutely blown away that 95% of my RSVPs were on time, one month before our wedding!
Everyone seemed to think their children were invited, even though their names weren’t on the invitation. I had one cousin text message me if he could bring a date, I told him we weren’t digging the idea of random people coming to our wedding.
Total number actually invited: 173
of those 5 were either an uninvited guest or uninvited children 🙁
No: 35- amazingly also dead on for 20%
MIA:5 – that is including my sister who I seldom speak to and her husband
Post # 16
Total invited 312
Total coming 246
I didn’t count the additional people that were invited from the “B list” but overall I am happy with that number!
But I was pretty disappointed that about half of the “declines” were actually no response. Even if you tell someone who will tell someone who will tell the bride that you aren’t coming, is it too hard to send back the decline card?