Post # 1
I love a good spreadsheet, especially when it tells me what I want to hear. My shower is coming up at the end of this month and we got way more yes’s than I expected (like thought for sure there’d be 20-25 people and there will be 35). Which is awesome! But also made me go… uh oh what if I totally f’d up my estimation for our reception?!
We are inviting 152 total, I’ve been planning for 110. Yikes, right? And my guest list spreadsheet wasn’t helping that much because I had 40 “definitely”s and 85 “maybes”.
So I revised my lovely spreadsheet into: definitely will come, probably will come, probably won’t come, and almost definitely won’t come.
New count is 40 (definitely), 48 (probably will), 42 (probably won’t), and 22 (almost def won’t)
Which puts us at a likely attendance of around 90— LESS than my estimate! Now I don’t mean to sound horrible in being happy that people aren’t coming to our wedding… but the people we’re closest to will be there and coming in under budget would make me sing, dance, and jump for joy!
Who else is a spreadsheet lover like me?
Post # 3
Lol!! Only one on my invite list isn’t coming dear! ONE. So the spreadsheet is a great idea, but if they love you, they’re coming.
Now my thing is checklists!! I make lists of the lists that I need to make 😉
Post # 4
I make a spreadsheet for everything. I especially love the “event planner” template in Numbers.
Post # 5
I am a spreadsheet lover! But for now its all about a budget spreadsheet. I love updating it as soon as I give a deposit to a vendor or purchase a wedding item to see how far I was from my budget. I also keep tabs on my savings as well as Fi’s to see how much we need to keep saving to pay our whole wedding debt free =)
Post # 6
You had me at “spreadsheet”! Love ’em, love ’em, love ’em. Spreadsheets make me do the dance of joy.
Post # 7
haha well those on my “almost definitely no” list are those who are kind of not invited but there is a small chance we’ll get guilted (kids), those who are incapable of traveling (90 year olds in florida), and those who have already told us they def can’t come. The “probably not” list are +1s for people who i’ve never seen bring a date anywhere and people who COULD travel, but who won’t (cousin in denver, dad’s cousin in tennessee, etc). We were pretty inclusive in our inviting to avoid conflict, so i feel like we have a higher percentage of those “courtesy invites” from our parents for people who really aren’t going to come.
But I must agree… lists are fantastic too! I just made a to-do list organized by month. yippee 🙂
Post # 8
All I do is make spreadsheets. I’m in love with google docs, so I don’t have to remember to email things/save things to work on them other places. I think I currently have 4 wedding related spreadsheets- guest, budget breakdown, project and project supply breakdown, and a sort of spreadsheet timeline.
Post # 9
I will admit that our RSVP acceptance rate is a sensitive issue with me. And I see where you’re going and what you’re saying, but as someone who only had 44% of the friends she invited attend her wedding, I would disagree with “if they love you, they’re coming.”
Post # 10
I’m sure she meant it more as a warning than a truth. We all know there are lots of extenuating circumstances! We’re inviting 152 and it looks to me like we’ll probably have about 57% acceptance rate.
Post # 11
Oh, I adore crebre80
and know what she meant, and I totally understand that it’s completely and utterly my issue with being all sensitive about it. It still stings, though!
Post # 12
I loooooove spreadsheets. I use them for everything. When I was debating what college to go to? What I have in different locations? Everything.
We have a budget spreadsheet, vendor spreadsheet, and an inventory worksheet of what I got from my cousin’s “left overs” from her planning process, and several for guests.
Post # 13
Fiance and I share my laptop, and one time when I asked for it back, he asked me what I used it for since it doesn’t get hooked up to the internet at my house. I told him that I have sudden urges to create spreadsheets, and I have to satisfy them, lol. I have about five spreadsheets going on for the wedding, including one about wedding color combination pros and cons :).
Post # 14
I really love spreadsheets too! I can not wait to start creating wedding ones! I have them for everything, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. etc….. In the meantime I have been looking up free wedding templates online, I found one today that made me shudder. I haven’t told anyone, until know, I think I might need a support group, spreadsheets anonymous!
Post # 15
I love all your fun different spreadsheets! I just have two, but they each have two pages.
Guest list spreadsheet:
- page 1 are the guest names with # of people and likelihood to attend figured out a bunch of different aways
- page 2 are the official names and addresses
- page 1 is the overall budget for each item with deposit dates
- page 2 is for tracking individual purchases which are then coded and auto-update the totals for the overall budget numbers
Post # 16
I think the wedding spreadsheet already has 12 different tabs, and we’re still a year out. I make a different a tab for all of my ideas for each area, with local vendors attached. Dress tab, photography tab, etc.