(Closed) Sigh…rsvps are getting more than we expected

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our space is unlimited but I’m still terrified. I’m hoping half don’t come because I have to buy them a seat and table space. Let us know how it goes.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m afraid if this too. Een though obviously its not a good idea to inviyou ore than you can afford, the majority of weddings have about 80% attendance, not 100. I’m budgeted for 85% hoping for 70 or less because it’s out of town and expensive to stay the night.. But I could end up in trouble. We will see!

Post # 5
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831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

how many people did you invite? how close are you to 100?

Post # 7
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I found that I got more nos at the end than at the beginning. People who respond quickly are those who KNOW, and August is still pretty far away. I’m surprised you are getting so many responses so early in general, but you’ll probably start getting more nos (hopefully) as people try to negotiate their schedules and find they can’t.

Post # 8
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1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  That is so good to know…

We don’t have a capacity problem either, but agree with PPs that it would sure save a ton of money if some of these people didn’t come!!  

Post # 9
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1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m slightly freaked out too. We budgeted for 100 because that’s what our list was, but after my mom, grandma, and stepmom added like 80 people it got huge. I’m praying that half of these people don’t want to take a ferry out to our wedding.

Post # 10
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2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we invited 260 we are getting 184 total with 3 vendors to feed and 14 total people in bridal party.

Post # 11
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2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ouch.  I am hoping for 150 but invited over 200.  I already can cross about 30 or so people off my list though.  I hope it works for you.  While my venue can fit up to 250, but budget cannot and I only budgeted for 150 (plus us: me, fi and our 3 kids).

Post # 12
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Same issue

Venue limitt is 50, was pressure into inviting 70 (because nobody wants to come to you’re stupid wedding, but you have to invite them, just so they can say no)

 

So far 6 nos

18 yes’s

feeling nervous!

Post # 13
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have gotten all yes replies so far, and sent out invites about 3 weeks ago. I agree that first replies are usually yes and the numbers should change to more nos when you get closer. I am hoping we get at least 15 more nos than we know of, will help with the budget!

Post # 14
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

ugh I’m terrified this will happen to us!  If we go over 110 we have to pay another $2,000 + $25/plate for dinner + $15/person for cocktail hour + another $250 for another bartender + $2.50 a person for alcohol insurance + all the extra money for more favors, alcohol, cake….

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats to you. In all (A list and B list), we invited about 230 and only 106 can come. I have lots of out of state family, but I didn’t realize that none of them would make the trip, and a lot of friends are busy, too. We wanted to have lots of people to celebrate, and now we’re adjusting to the other end of the spectrum.

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