(Closed) Under 100 Guests?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We invited around 170-ish people too and around 75 showed up (destination). It was really nice, because due to the number I was able to go around and speak to all of our guests. Ours didn’t look empty, however I don’t know how big you venue is so I can’t say if it would or not…

Post # 4
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it depends how everything is set up.  I’ve been to both large (200+) and small weddings (110 – 120ish) and they have both been great.  Actually, I just got back from a conference and there were just under 100 of us seated at round tables in their banquet room and it didn’t look or feel empty at all.  I am sorry you aren’t having as many guests as you expected, but I promise you it will be great!


Post # 6
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are inviting 90 people but expect 75 to show up. I personally like the idea of an intimate gathering where I can take the time to talk to each person and let them know how thankful I am they are there (our location is about an hour away from where my family lives so it’s a little bit of a drive for some of the older guests and guests with young children).

Post # 7
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had 80 and it was perfect. Everyone got to know each other if they didn’t already, and we got to spend a little time with most folks. Still had a good crowd dancing and everyone had fun!

Post # 8
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think that’s a great size. We’re inviting about 150, and I’m sure much less than that will show – I’m actually hoping for less!

Post # 9
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Smileygabby: My Fiance and I are inviting 155 but only expect 90-100, maybe less because so many people are out of town and out of state. 99 isn’t huge but is a fair number of people! It gives you and your husband more time to spend with each guest! Cool

Post # 10
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I never got to triple digits we are inviting 80 but only expecting maybe 50 hoping less. Wedding is on west coast Fiance famiy is all on east coast minus one brother who lives on west coast.  Fingers crossed honeslty 30-50 would be nice I think , for ours 🙂

Post # 11
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We invited about 90 people, but ended up with about 75 (including bridal party/us). It worked in our favour, though, as we were able to visit with everyone, and it left more room for the dance floor–which was packed all night!

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